§ Second Schedule, page 43, line 27, after ("nine,") insert ("or that by virtue of section thirty-seven of this Act a child in the premises becomes a foster-child or a child in respect of whom a notice is required to be given under the said Part I.")
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR
My Lords, the transitional provisions of paragraph 9 as drafted cover the case where a child in the care of a person other than a parent, guardian or relative becomes a foster-child (within the meaning of the child life protection provisions) at the commencement of the Act, either as a result of the raising of the age from nine to school leaving age (Clause 35) or as a result of the payment of family or guardian's allowance being deemed to constitute "reward." A main purpose of these provisions is to apply the child life protection machinery, in the cases now brought within its scope, without retrospective effect, and thus to avoid the danger of foster-parents incurring penalties for unwitting contravention of the law. The purpose of the Amendments is to apply similar provisions where after the commencement of the Act, a child maintained by a person other than a parent, guardian or relative, becomes subject to the child life protection provisions as a result of the death of a parent bringing Clause 37 into play. I beg to move that 116 this House do agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.
§ Moved, that this House do agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.