PN 7 - advance notice publication

Wednesday 6 April 2005

JOINT COMMITTEE ON DRAFT CHILDREN (CONTACT) AND ADOPTION BILL

ADVANCE NOTICE: REPORT TO BE PUBLISHED 12 APRIL 2005

Press Notice no. 7 of Session 2004-05




The Joint Committee on the Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill will publish its report on 00.01 Tuesday 12 April 2005.

The report considers the draft Bill's proposals, which aim to facilitate contact for children of separated parents.  During its inquiry, the Joint Committee took evidence on the spectrum of measures that could be used to enable and enforce contact orders, including tagging for parents, as well as the proposed new power for the Secretary of State to suspend inter-country adoption. 

The Committee heard from 26 witnesses in person and received over 60 written submissions.

Hard copies of the Report will be posted on Monday 11 April to witnesses who gave evidence to the Joint Committee.

Contact: Claudia Rock, House of Lords, tel: 020 7219 8675; [email protected]

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