Clause 62 - Interpretation

Part of Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:45 pm ar 10 Ionawr 2002.

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Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Minister of State, Department of Health 4:45, 10 Ionawr 2002

I beg to move amendment No. 218, in page 35, line 23, at end insert

'or to information relating to his adoption'.

The clause relates to interpretation and provides definitions for this group of sections''. The amendment affects the term appropriate adoption agency'' in subsection (1). The term is used throughout this group of clauses in order to identify the adoption agency to which a person must apply in order to obtain information—either the agency that placed the adopted person for adoption or the agency that keeps information on a person's adoption because the placing agency has since closed down. In the case of a non-agency placement, notice of intention to adopt would have been given to the local authority. The

amendment makes it clear that the definition of appropriate adoption agency'' applies to both the adopted himself and to information relating to his adoption.

Amendment agreed to.