Clause 4 - Assessments etc. for adoption support services

Part of Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 7:00 pm ar 11 Rhagfyr 2001.

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Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier Opposition Whip (Commons) 7:00, 11 Rhagfyr 2001

To reply to the hon. Member for Lancaster and Wyre, surely there are parallels across the public services. The hon. Gentleman is right, but he has drawn the wrong conclusion. What about special needs in schools? Are we to say that we should restrict local authorities to assessing special needs in schools and not also require them to provide for those needs? We all know that the assessment process is inevitably resource-biased.