Adoption Legislation - First Report
Adoption: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 13 December 2012.


Terms of Reference


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Placement of looked after children with prospective adopters

Chapter 3: Matching for adoption: Repeal of the requirement to give due consideration to ethnicity in England

Chapter 4: Recommendations

Appendix 1: Members and Declarations of Interest

Appendix 2: List of Witnesses

Appendix 3: Letter From Edward Timpson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, Department for Education dated 7 November 2012

Appendix 4: Keeling Schedule of Section 22C of the Children Act 1989  

Evidence is published online at and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 5314)

References in footnotes to the Report are as follows:

Q refers to a question in oral evidence

Witness names without a question reference refer to written evidence

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