Clause 10, page 8, line 44, at end insert—
("(2) Where under subsection (4) of section one of this Act a local authority take over the care of a child from another local authority, that other authority shall where possible inform the parent of the child that the care of the child has been so taken over.")
§ Clause 10, page 8, line 45, leave out ("the last foregoing subsection,") and insert ("subsection (1) of this section").
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR
My Lords, the next two Amendments are to Clause 10. The first Amendment puts a duty on a local authority where possible to inform the parent if a child is transferred from their care to the care of the local authority in whose area the child was to be ordinarily resident when taken into care by the first-mentioned authority. The second Amendment is a consequential change. These two Amendments, in that they increase the parental rights, will, I am sure, commend themselves to your Lordships. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That this House do agree with the Commons in the said Amendments.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.