HL Deb 02 October 2000 vol 616 cc1258-60

(".—(1) The Protection of Children Act 1999 ("the 1999 Act") shall have effect as if the Service were a child care organisation within the meaning of that Act.

(2) Arrangements which the Service makes with an organisation under section 13(1) must provide that, before selecting an individual to be employed under the arrangements in a child care position the organization—

  1. (a)must ascertain whether the individual is included in any of the lists mentioned in section 7(1) of the 1999 Act, and
  2. (b)if he is included in any of those lists, must not select him for that employment.

(3) Such arrangements must provide that, if at any time the organisation has power to refer a relevant individual to the Secretary of State under section 2 of the 1999 Act (inclusion in list on reference following disciplinary action etc.), the organisation must so refer him.

In this subsection "relevant individual" means an individual who is or has been employed in a child care position under the arrangements.

(4) In this section "child care position" and "employment" have the same meanings as in the 1999 Act.").

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 24 [Interpretation of Part I]:

Lord Bach moved Amendment No. 80: Page 11, leave out lines 39 and 40.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Lord Bassam of Brighton moved Amendment No. 81: Page 11, leave out lines 42 to 44.

The noble Lord said: This amendment is consequential to Amendment No. 49 and the amendments to Clause 24 are consequential on the creation in Clause 9 as amended of a generic category of hostels, as we have already discussed. I beg to move.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 24, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 25 agreed to.

Lord Bach

I beg to move that the House do now resume.

Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Motion agreed to.

House resumed.

House adjourned at three minutes past eleven o'clock.]