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Clause 41 — Child to live with adopters before application

Part of Orders of the Day — Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 3:23 pm on 16th May 2002.

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Photo of Meg Munn Meg Munn Labour/Co-operative, Sheffield, Heeley 3:23 pm, 16th May 2002

Does the hon. Gentleman agree that we only see adoption legislation approximately every 25 years? Is it not important, therefore, for legislation we introduce to take account of the next generation? Given the change in society, is it not sensible to make our own change now?