Clause 125 - Orders, rules and regulations

Part of Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:45 pm ar 17 Ionawr 2002.

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Photo of Robert Walter Robert Walter Ceidwadwyr, North Dorset 2:45, 17 Ionawr 2002

I thank the Minister for her explanations, especially about Orders in Council. She rightly pointed out that they relate only to clause 123.

I think that I was right to table the amendments, because I am concerned about consistency of practice in adoption law across the UK. I do not want to reopen the devolution debate, and I do not think that the Committee is the appropriate place in which to do so. However, I am concerned that when we pass legislation on adoption, the writ of this Parliament should run throughout the United Kingdom on a consistent basis, even though the ability to pass secondary legislation in Scotland and Wales is in the Bill. I wished simply to probe the Government on the issue of consistency by raising those points. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause 125 ordered to stand part of the Bill.