Clause 47 — Applications for adoption

Orders of the Day — Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 16th May 2002.

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Amendment proposed: No. 148, in page 28, line 41, leave out "married".—[Mr. Hinchliffe.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House divided: Ayes 288, Noes 133.

Division number 244

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Question accordingly agreed to.

Amendments made: No. 149, in page 29, line 1, leave out "spouses" and insert "couple".

No. 150, in page 29, line 4, leave out "spouses" and insert "of the couple".—[Mr. Hinchliffe.]