Joint Committee on the Draft Children (Contact) & Adoption Bill

Welcome to the homepage of the Joint Committee on the Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill.

This Committee was appointed by the two Houses of Parliament to examine and report on the draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill by 26 May 2005.

The Committee published its Report on 12 April 2005 (HC 400-I, HL Paper 100-I), Session 2004-05.

Volume II: Evidence (HC 400-II, HL Paper 100-II)

The Government response to the report was published on 8 June 2005 (CM 6583)

There is a list of Members' Interests relating to this inquiry.

The Bill

The draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill (Cm6462) was published by the Department for Education and Skills on 2 February 2005.