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The Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill - Minutes of Evidence
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Here you can browse the Minutes of Evidence which were ordered by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to be printed 24 March 2005.



Mr Clive Soley (Chairman) Gould of Potternewton, B
Vera BairdHooper, B
Ann CoffeyHowarth of Breckland, B
Jonathan ShawNicholson of Winterbourne, B
Dundee, E


Memorandum by Families Need Fathers

Further memorandum by Families Need Fathers

Memorandum by the Grandparents' Association

Memorandum by Both Parents Forever

Examination of Witnesses

Witnesses: MR JOHN BAKER, Chairman, and MS SUE SECKER, Families Need Fathers, MR PETER HARRIS, Chairman, the Grandparents' Association, and MR JOHN BELL, Chairman, Both Parents Forever, examined.

Question Number

176 - 179

180 - 199

200 - 214

Supplementary memorandum from the Grandparents' Association

Memorandum by Overseas Adoption Helpline

Examination of Witnesses

Witnesses: MR NIGEL CANTWELL, UNICEF, and MS GILL HAWORTH, Director, and MS NAOMI ANGELL, Legal Adviser, Overseas Adoption Helpline, examined.

Question Number

215 - 219

220 - 235

Supplementary Memorandum by Overseas Adoption Helpline

Adoption Statistics: Applications received by DfES by Country From 01/01/2004 to 31/12/2004

Memorandum by The Association of District Judges


Examination of Witnesses

Witnesses: DISTRICT JUDGE JOHN TAYLOR and DISTRICT JUDGE MICHAEL WALKER, Association of Districts Judges, examined

Question Number

236 - 239

240 - 259

260 - 279

280 - 289

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