New clause 13 - Provision of information relating to adoption

Part of Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:30 pm ar 17 Ionawr 2002.

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Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier Opposition Whip (Commons) 4:30, 17 Ionawr 2002

There is a difficulty if the Government provide mere advice without an element of compulsion. A high proportion of abortions in this country are carried out in private clinics, so there is a financial interest in the abortion taking place. Surely, in that regard at least, there is a case for some statutory move rather than just guidance?