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Adoption and Children Bill - Minutes of Evidence

Here you can browse the Minutes of Evidence which were ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 1 May 2001.


Members present:

Mr David Hinchliffe, in the Chair
Mr Julian BrazierMr Jonathan Shaw
Ann CoffeyMrs Caroline Spelman
Caroline FlintMr Desmond Swayne
Sandra GidleyMs Dari Taylor
Mr John Hutton

Mr James Paton, Bill Principal, Department of Health, in attendance.


Memorandum submitted by the British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF)

Annex 1

Examination of Witnesses

MS FELICITY COLLIER, Chief Executive, MS DEBORAH CULLEN, Legal Group Secretary, British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering, examined.

Question Number

84 - 99

100 - 119

120 - 129

Memorandum submitted by the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS)

Memorandum submitted by the Local Government Association (LGA)


Examination of Witnesses

MR ROBERT HUTCHINSON, Director of Social Services, Portsmouth City Council and Chair of ADSS Children and Families Committee, MS MEG STAPLES, Adoption Manager, Nottinghamshire County Council; CLLR MAUREEN RUTTER, Chair, LGA Adoption Task Group (Gloucestershire County Council), MR ANDREW CHRISTIE, Assistant Director of Social Services, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and MS DOROTHY BLATCHER, Policy Officer, LGA Children and Families and member of the Adoption Standards Working Party and of the Adoption and Permanence Partnership Council, the Local Government Association, examined.

Question Number

130 - 139

140 - 159

160 - 179

180 - 189

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