Clause 19 - Advance consent to adoption

Part of Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 10:30 am ar 29 Tachwedd 2001.

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Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Minister of State, Department of Health 10:30, 29 Tachwedd 2001

I agree that that would be an obvious and sensible way in which to approach the issue of advance consent. The question is whether, given the nature of advance consent, the amendment is appropriate. On balance, I believe that our approach is correct, and I hope that the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham will feel able to withdraw the amendment.