HL Deb 30 June 1948 vol 157 cc97-8

Clause 17, page 13, line 22, after first ("child,") insert ("and that suitable arrangements have been or will be made for the child's reception and welfare in the country to which he is going.")


My Lords, Clause 17 empowers a local authority, with the consent of the Secretary of State, to procure, or assist in procuring, the emigration of a child in their care. The Secretary of State has to be satisfied that emigration would benefit the child. It was moved in another place that the Secretary of State should also be satisfied that the "conditions of reception and arrangements for welfare are suitable." Whether the new words are strictly necessary or not I am not sure, but I do not think they can do any harm. Accordingly, I beg to move.

Moved, That this House do agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.