On Thursday 13 February, the House of Lords debated the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adoption and Permanence's report 'Investing in families: the Adoption Support Fund beyond 2020'. Members taking part included the governor of the Thomas Coram Foundation for Children and the former director of the Family Planning Association.
This was a general debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Lord Russell of Liverpool (Crossbench), governor of the Thomas Coram Foundation for Children.
Members taking part included:
Lord Agnew of Oulton (Conservative), Parliamentary Under-Secretary in the Department for Education, responded on behalf of the government.