HC Deb 18 July 1991 vol 195 cc544-5

Amendments made: No. 30, in page 12, line 22, leave out 'under paragraph 16 of Schedule 1'.

No. 31, in page 12, line 26, leave out 'under paragraph 16 of Schedule 1'. —[Mr. Jack.]

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The Solicitor-General

I beg to move amendment No. 32, in page 12, line 28, leave out from beginning to 'that', in line 33, and insert— '(5) An application under this section shall give the applicant's reasons (in writing) for making it. (6) The Secretary of State shall refer to a child support officer any application under this section which is duly made; and the child support officer shall conduct the review applied for unless in his opinion there are no reasonable grounds for supposing'.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this, it will be convenient to take Government amendments Nos. 35 to 37.

The Solicitor-General

Government amendment No. 32 removes the requirement for applicants for a clause 17 review to have to state which of a specific list of grounds for review applies to their request. Instead, they will merely have to state in writing their reasons for requesting a review. That fulfils the commitment made by the Lord Chancellor to Lord Russell to remove the requirement for an applicant to make such a specification. There are no cost implications.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made: No. 33, in page 13, line 5, leave out subsection (11).—[Mr. Jack.]

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