Clause 84 - Modification of section 64 for convention adoptions

Part of Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:30 am on 11 December 2001.

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Photo of Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham Conservative, North West Norfolk 11:30, 11 December 2001

I beg to move amendment No. 177, in page 46, line 28, leave out subsection (3).

I shall not detain the Committee for more than a few moments because I am about to move an amendment to the Civil Defence (Grants) Bill in Committee Room 5. It has been a busy morning.

My amendment would remove subsection (3), which is completely superfluous. In the words of the hon. Member for Meirionnydd Nant Conwy (Mr. Llwyd), it is ''otiose''. I believe in trying to keep things as simple as possible and I would be grateful if the Minister would carefully consider my proposal.