Clause 59 - Disclosing protected etc. information in other circumstances

Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:15 pm ar 10 Ionawr 2002.

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Question proposed, that the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Minister of State, Department of Health

The hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham tried to throw me off my stride by not moving an amendment, but he failed.

The clause should not stand part of the Bill because, as I explained earlier, where the protected information concerns an adult, we intend to go through the process in new clause 7 and where it concerns a child, we shall go through the process in new clause 8.

Photo of Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham Ceidwadwyr, North West Norfolk

I want to check that new clauses 7 and 8 will end up as clauses 59 and 60.

Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Minister of State, Department of Health

The hon. Gentleman is really getting to the heart of the issues this afternoon. The answer is that I do not know—it will depend where the new clauses fit into the Bill. I assure him that he will get to see the amended Bill before Report stage, when it will become clear what numbers the various new clauses have. I am sorry that I cannot provide that information now.

Question put and negatived.

Clause 59 disagreed to.Clause 60Counselling