Clause 96 - Proceedings to be in private

Part of Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:30 pm ar 4 Rhagfyr 2001.

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Photo of Meg Munn Meg Munn Labour/Co-operative, Sheffield, Heeley 12:30, 4 Rhagfyr 2001

I am puzzled by what the hon. Gentleman is saying. If an adoption agency is deemed not to be up to scratch, surely it will not be allowed to practise. We would not want a situation in which people do not go to adoption agencies because such agencies are not deemed to be capable of doing a good job. The purpose of regulations and inspection should be to ensure that all licensed adoption agencies are up to scratch. I am sure that that is the Government's intention.