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Adoption and Children Bill - Minutes of Evidence

Here you can browse the Minutes of Evidence which were ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 8 May 2001.


TUESDAY 8 MAY 2001


Members present:


Mr David Hinchliffe, in the Chair
Mrs Liz BlackmanMr Jonathan Shaw
Mr Julian BrazierMrs Caroline Spelman
Ann CoffeyMr Desmond Swayne
Sandra GidleyMs Dari Taylor
Mrs Llin Golding

Mr James Parton, Bill Principal, Department of Health, in attendance.





CONTENTS

Memorandum submitted by Adoption UK

Memorandum submitted by The Adoption Forum



Examination of Witnesses

MS LIV O'HANLON, Director, and MS SUE JAMES, Policy and Research Director, The Adoption Forum; MS PHILLY MORRALL, Adoptive Parent, Director of Adoption UK, Member of the Adoption Standards Working Party, and Member of the Adoption and Permanence Partnership Council, MS LYNDA GILBERT, Adoptive Parent, Group Co-ordinator for Adoption UK, and Member of the Adoption Standards Working Party, and MS HELEN WILKINS, Adoptive Parent, Group Co-ordinator for Adoption UK, and Member of the Adoption and Permanence Taskforce, Adoption UK, examined.

Question Number

190 - 199

200 - 219

220 - 236



Memorandum submitted by the National Organisation for the Counselling of Adoptees and Parents (NORCAP)



Examination of Witnesses

MS PAM HODGKINS, Founder and Trustee, MS ANGELA TANNER, Chair of Trustees, MS DOREEN WARD, Trustee, MS SANDRA WEBSTER, Vice-Chair of Trustees, National Organisation for the Counselling of Adoptees and Parents, examined.

Question Number

237 - 239

240 - 257



Memorandum submitted by Fostering Network/National Foster Care Association



Examination of Witnesses

MS GERRI MCANDREW, Executive Director, National Foster Care Association, MS PAT VERITY, Deputy Director, National Foster Care Association, examined.

Question Number

258 - 259

260 - 279

280 - 287



Examination of Witnesses

MR JIM PARTON, Chairman and Trustee, and MR JOHN SHIRLEY, Families Need Fathers, examined.

Question Number

288 - 295


 
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