Clause 41 - Child to live with adopters before application

Part of Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 3:00 pm ar 29 Tachwedd 2001.

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Photo of Jonathan Djanogly Jonathan Djanogly Ceidwadwyr, Huntingdon 3:00, 29 Tachwedd 2001

The hon. Lady has spoken at some length, which has been helpful. However, she has not mentioned what the child wants. Will she suggest whether the views of the child, which do not seem to be mentioned in the clause, should be relevant to the process? That is especially important in relation to subsection (5), because three years is a long time.