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50.—(1) The Adoption and Children Act 2002 is amended as follows.
(2) In section 4(9)—
(a)for the words from “functions” to “1996)” substitute “education functions (as defined in section 579(1) of the Education Act 1996) of another local authority (as defined in section 579(1) of that Act)”;
(b)for the words “or local education authority” substitute “or other local authority”.
(3) In section 8—
(a)omit subsection (2)(c);
(b)at the end insert—
“(4) In this section “local authority” includes any body that is a local authority as defined in section 579(1) of the Education Act 1996 (in addition to the bodies mentioned in the definition in section 144(1)).”
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