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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.



Gould of Potternewton, B Mr Clive Soley (Chairman)
Hooper, BVera Baird
Howarth of Breckland, BAnn Coffey
Nicholson of Winterbourne, BJonathan Shaw


Memorandum by Women's Aid

Appendix 1: Further recommendations from Women's Aid

Memorandum by The NSPCC

Examination of Witnesses

Witnesses: MS NICOLA HARWIN, Chief Executive, Women's Aid, and MS NATALIE CRONIN, Head of Policy, NSPCC, examined.

Question Number

290 - 299

300 - 319

320 - 324

Memoranda by the Department for Education and Skills

European Convention on Human Rights

Why not compulsory mediation? Background paper



Questions to the Bill Team

Additional Questions

International comparisons: enforcement of contact order equivalents in Australia and Canada

Examination of Witnesses

Witnesses: MARGARET HODGE, a Member of the House of Commons, Minister for Children, and LORD FILKIN, a Member of the House of Lords, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills, examined.

Question Number

325 - 339

340 - 359

360 - 364

Answers to Questions raised by the Committee

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