I move amendment No. 1:—
In page 3, between lines 21 and 22, to insert a new sub-section as follows:—
(7) This section shall apply to an individual undertaking the nursing and maintenance of an illegitimate child without reward and to the making of arrangements for such nursing and maintenance as it applies in relation to nursing and maintenance for reward.
This is an amendment which I undertook to Deputy O'Higgins to bring in. I think it meets the objects to which Deputy O'Higgins's amendment was directed. Under the provisions of Section 2 (4) of the Principal Act, as amended by Section 4 (2) (g) of the Children Act, 1934, a health authority may exempt from being visited, either unconditionally or subject to such conditions as they think fit, any particular premises which appear to them to be so conducted as to make visiting unnecessary. I might mention, as I said on the Committee Stage, that there are certain circumstances in which it would be undesirable that these homes would be visited by the health authorities.