HC Deb 23 October 1989 vol 158 c525

26F. In section 1 of the Foster Children (Scotland) Act 1984 (definition of foster child)—

  1. (a) for the words "he is- (a)" there shall be substituted "(a) he is"; and
  2. (b) the words "for a period of more than 6 days" and the words from "The period" to the end shall cease to have effect.

26G. In section 2(2) of that Act (exceptions to sectionl), for paragraph (1) there shall be substituted—

"(f) if he has been in that person's care for a period of less than 28 days and that person does not intend to undertake his care for any longer period."

26H. In section 7(1) of that Act (persons disqualified from keeping foster children)—

  1. (a) the word "or" at the end of paragraph (e) shall be omitted; and
  2. (b) after paragraph (f) there shall be inserted "or
  3. (g) he is disqualified from fostering a child privately (within the meaning of the Children Act 1989) by regulations made under section 61 of that Act,".'.

Madam Deputy Speaker

With this it will be convenient to take Government amendments Nos. 344, 354 and 358.

Mr. Mellor

These are technical amendments to the Foster Children (Scotland) Act 1984.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made: No. 369, in page 142, line 2, at end insert—