Local Government Bill — 10 Sep 2003 at 18:52

moved Amendment No. 13:

After Clause 111, insert the following new clause-

"ADOPTION: CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTIONS

(1) No person employed by, working for or acting as an adviser to a local authority shall be under any duty whether by contract or by any statutory or other legal requirement to participate in-

(a) any placement under section 18 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (c. 38) (placement for adoption by agencies); or

(b) any application under section 49 of that Act (applications for adoption), to which he has a conscientious objection on either of the grounds specified in subsection (2).

(2) The grounds referred to in subsection (1) are that the placement is with, or the application is made by-

(a) a couple who are not a married couple;

(b) one person who is in fact part of a couple within the meaning of section 144(4)(b) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (general interpretation etc.).

(3) In any legal proceedings, the burden of proof of conscientious objection shall rest upon the person claiming to rely on it.

(4) A local authority shall not treat less favourably any person who relies on subsection (1) above."

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 13) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 63; Not-Contents, 142.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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