New Clause 1 - Extended family: welfare checklist

Part of Children and Adoption Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 pm on 21 March 2006.

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Photo of Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Conservative, Peterborough 12:00, 21 March 2006

I have listened carefully to the Minister, and, in fairness, she has taken on board my concerns. In particular, she discussed the two issues on which I pressed her. We await developments, particularly on what “some time this year” means. There are nine months to go, but we live in hope. We have had a very good debate and heard a very helpful intervention from the hon. Member for Stafford—I say that genuinely—and the Minister had dealt with things in her usual logical and fair way. On that basis, and with the caveat that we will debate the matter on Report and later, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the motion.