Clause 17 - Short title, commencement and extent

Part of Children and Adoption Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 11:30 am ar 21 Mawrth 2006.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Minister (Children) 11:30, 21 Mawrth 2006

As my hon. Friend the Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) might have said, sympathy doesn’t butter any parsnips. I am devastated. The Minister had to dig deep to come up with ways of refuting this eminently sensible suggestion. She said that private fostering would not be covered by the title, yet she has set her face entirely against any suggestion of adding private fostering to the Bill. Indeed, she knows that private fostering amendments were ruled out of order and were not debated. That is a pretty limp excuse for not acceding to our suggestion.