I move amendment No. 1:
In page 5, subsection (1), between lines 16 and 17, to insert the following new paragraph:
"(f) to support and develop Family Resource Centres according to principles of community development and to promote social inclusion,”.
As I said on Second Stage, I do not wish to oppose the Bill, but those working in family resource centres have serious concerns arising from a lack of consultation about how they will operate under the new structures. We all know that the heavy hand of bureaucracy often has a deadening effect on the work of agencies. They need reassurance on this.
I acknowledge that this amendment was proposed in the other House. However, the Minister now has a greater understanding of the concerns of those involved. Is he minded, therefore, to accept the amendment? Will he address the anxieties of those working in family resource centres?