Clause 62 - Interpretation

Part of Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:45 pm on 10 January 2002.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Spokesperson (Health) 4:45, 10 January 2002

I should like to emphasise my hon. Friend's points. We want to know more about fees. I do not think that there is a clause under which we will have the opportunity to debate the subject. Other countries operate various registers for free, although we are getting mixed up because we are discussing different registers such as the contact register and the adoption register. Voluntary adoption agencies provide a public service and there is a case for direct Government funding.

There is a parallel with the recently introduced register—I forget what it is called—for the investigation of people who work with young people.