Clause 128 - Offences by bodies corporate and

Part of Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 17 January 2002.

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Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier Opposition Whip (Commons) 3:00, 17 January 2002

I want to ask the Minister how the clause will be enforced. We could have asked the same question about clause 14, but that has been and gone. The clause's purpose is self-explanatory, and I am sure that the Committee will approve of it. If there is no independent body for people to complain to, how will offences be identified? Or does the clause relate only to those rare cases in which a criminal trial or formal inquiry has taken place?