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 Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Spokesperson (Health) 10:30, 29 Tachwedd 2001

Before the Minister befogs us with references to various clauses, may I ask her—an answer will provide a useful background to the clause—whether she knows the approximate number of adoptions wherein parents withdraw consent because they have had a change of heart at the eleventh hour? How relevant is the possibility of people changing their mind?