Children and Adoption Bill [Lords]

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 14 March 2006.

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Photo of Annette Brooke Annette Brooke Shadow Spokesperson (Children, Schools and Families), Shadow Minister (Education), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) 10:45, 14 March 2006

Of course not. I am hoping to get some support on tabling amendments, which would be helpful in the circumstances.

Briefly, because I appreciate, Mr. Hood, that you do not want long speeches at this stage, there are important principles to be discussed. I have listened carefully and have heard voices asking for something in the Bill that reflects what most people believe is desirable—contact with both parents. I look forward to discussing that principle. Liberal Democrat Members will make child safety our absolute priority.