Clause 91 - Prohibition of certain payments

Part of Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 11:15 am ar 15 Ionawr 2002.

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Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Minister of State, Department of Health 11:15, 15 Ionawr 2002

We shall debate clause 92, which relates to excepted payments, later. The intention of that clause is that precisely the sort of payment to which the hon. Gentleman refers would be included in the excepted payments, if it was ''reasonably incurred'' in relation to an adoption. For example, a payment made for the child's travel and for someone to accompany a child from one country to another would be excepted under clause 92, if that was done within the restraint of relatives or parents—I shall correct myself if that is not the correct restraint. The situation described by the hon. Gentleman would not be prohibited by clause 91.