Adoption and Fostering

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th May 1972.

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Photo of Mr Hector Monro Mr Hector Monro , Dumfriesshire 12:00 am, 24th May 1972

I have read the newspaper comments. I agree with the hon. Gentleman that when considering the report it is the child that must have first preference. I could not comment on individual cases because they are outwith my jurisdiction. But I am sure that the hon. Gentleman has appreciated that last autumn the committee published a working paper which has been most carefully studied by many interested organisations. When the committee gives its full report this summer, we shall look at it in depth.