Adoption and Children Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee at on 15 January 2002.

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[Mr. George Stevenson in the Chair]

Photo of Mr George Stevenson Mr George Stevenson Labour, Stoke-on-Trent South 4:30, 15 January 2002

A revised Chairman's provisional selection list has been circulated. New clause 11 has now been grouped with new clause 10 for the purpose of debate. I should also inform the Committee that the Programming Sub-Committee met earlier today and agreed a resolution, a copy of which has been circulated. The Committee must consider that resolution before proceeding to further consideration of the Bill.

Motion made, and Question proposed,

That the Special Standing Committee recommend that two days be allotted for Consideration and Third Reading of the Adoption and Children Bill.—[Jacqui Smith.]

Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Spokesperson (Health)

I do not want to eat into the Committee's time this afternoon, but it is useful to put on the record that the Opposition welcome the extension of consideration proposed in the motion, given that much of the Bill has not been covered in Committee, and there are many further issues that may not be covered by the new clauses. We are happy to support the motion.

Question put and agreed to.