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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 5:15 pm on 16th May 2002.

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Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Labour, Chatham and Aylesford 5:15 pm, 16th May 2002

I said that we do not know whether there is a large pool. We have to make an assessment, and that is based on what we know—on how society is shaped. We also take account of those people who provide adoptive placements for children. Some 29 of the 30 agencies agreed with the amendment tabled by my hon. Friend Mr. Hinchliffe.