Adoption and Children Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 27 November 2001.

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Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) 10:30, 27 November 2001

I beg to move,

That—

(1) during proceedings on the Adoption and Children Bill the Special Standing Committee do meet on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock and on Thursdays at half-past Nine o'clock and half-past Two o'clock;

(2) 20 sittings in all shall be allotted to the consideration of the Bill by the Committee;

(3) the proceedings to be taken on the sittings shall be as shown in the second column of the Table below and shall be taken in the order so shown;

(4) the proceedings which under paragraph (3) are to be taken on any sitting shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the third column of the Table;

(5) paragraph (3) does not prevent proceedings being taken (in the order shown in the second column of the Table) at any earlier sitting that that provided for under paragraph (3) if previous proceedings have already been concluded.

TABLE
SittingTD><TD width=">ProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
27th NovemberClause 1, Clauses 17 to 40 and Clauses 50 and 51
27th NovemberClause 1, Clauses 17 to 40 and Clauses 50 and 51
29th NovemberClauses 1, Clauses 17 to 40 and Clauses 50 and 51 11.25 a.m.
29th NovemberClauses 41 to 49 and Clause 525 p.m.
4th DecemberClauses 94 to 99, Clauses 104 and 105
4th DecemberClauses 94 to 99, Clauses 104 and 1057 p.m.
6th DecemberClauses 63 to 7311.25 a.m.
6th DecemberClauses 80 to 87, Clause 120 and Clause 123
11th DecemberClauses 80 to 87, Clause 120 and Clause 1231 p.m.
11th DecemberClauses 2 to 16, Clauses 115 to 119 and Clause 122
13th DecemberClauses 2 to 16, Clauses 115 to 119 and Clause 122
13th DecemberClauses 2 to 16, Clauses 115 to 119 and Clause 122
18th DecemberClauses 2 to 16, Clauses 115 to 119 and Clause 1221 p.m.
18th DecemberClauses 53 to 62, Clause 74, Schedule 1, Clauses 75 and 76, Schedule 2, Clauses 77 to 79
10th JanuaryClauses 53 to 62, Clause 74, Schedule 1, Clauses 75 and 76, Schedule 2, Clauses 77 to 79
10th JanuaryClauses 53 to 62, Clause 74, Schedule 1, Clauses 75 and 76, Schedule 2, Clauses 77 to 795 p.m.
15th JanuaryClauses 88 to 93 and Clauses 113 and 1141 p.m.
15th JanuaryClauses 106 to 112, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 2
17th JanuaryClauses 106 to 112, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 211.25 a.m.
17th JanuaryClauses 100 to 103, Clause 121, Clause 124, Schedules 3 to 5, Clauses 125 to 132, Schedule 6, Clauses 133 to 135, remaining New Clauses and New Schedules5 p.m.

I welcome you to the Chair, Mrs. Roe. Other members of the Committee are back from last week's deliberations and evidence gathering. You visited us briefly then, but I fear that you will have to spend rather longer with us in forthcoming weeks than perhaps you would have wished. However, I am sure that all Committee members are determined to make our time productive, interesting and informative.

We had useful evidence-gathering sittings last week, which will inform our discussions as we go through the Bill in more detail. Given that we also had discussions in the Programming Sub-Committee, I hope that Members will be satisfied if I move the motion briefly, so that we can get on to the substantive business that I know they are raring to get on with.