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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 4:15 pm on 16th May 2002.

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Photo of Mr David Hinchliffe Mr David Hinchliffe Labour, Wakefield 4:15 pm, 16th May 2002

I have not seen that editorial, but I agree with the sentiments.

Dr. Harris expressed concern about new clause 13. The regulations and accompanying statutory guidance would require specific consideration of the duration and permanence of the relationship between the couple as part of the adopter assessment process. That is very important.