HC Deb 24 April 1989 vol 151 c778
Mr. Scott

I beg to move amendment No. 22, in page 3, line 22, leave out subsection (3).

Madam Deputy Speaker

With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendment No. 23.

Mr. Scott

The amendments are purely technical. They amend clause 4 to take account of the recent commencement order which brought into effect from 1 April 1989 sections of the Family Law Reform Act 1987 which amend section 26(4) of the Social Security Act.

As originally drafted, clause 4 provides for amendments of section 26(4) before and after its amendment by the Family Law Reform Act. This is no longer necessary and the clause is therefore simplified by the two amendments.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made: No. 23, in page 3, line 30, leave out `as substituted by' and insert reference to a person's children to be construed in accordance with".—[Mr. Scott.] Further consideration of the Bill adjourned.—[Mr. Fallon.]

Bill, as amended (in the Standing Committee), to he further considered tomorrow.

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