Adoption and Children Bill — 23 Oct 2002 at 16:02

Clause 81 [Adoption Contact Register: supplementary]:

[Amendment No. 91 not moved.]

Clause 83 [Restriction on bringing children in]:

[Amendment No. 92 not moved.]

Clause 84 [Giving parental responsibility prior to adoption abroad]:

[Amendment No. 93 not moved.]

Clause 85 [Restriction on taking children out]:

[Amendment No. 94 not moved.]

Clause 89 [Section 88: supplementary]:

[Amendment No. 95 not moved.]

Clause 91 [Restriction on arranging adoptions, etc.]:

[Amendment No. 96 not moved.]

Clause 96 [Sections 91 to 95: interpretation]:

moved Amendment No. 96A:

After Clause 96, insert the following new clause-


(1) Regulations under section 9 may make provision for the purpose of-

(a) assisting persons adopted before the appointed day who have attained the age of 18 to obtain information in relation to their adoption, and

(b) facilitating contact between such persons and their relatives.

(2) For that purpose the regulations may confer functions on-

(a) registered adoption support agencies,

(b) the Registrar General,

(c) adoption agencies.

(3) For that purpose the regulations may-

(a) authorise or require any person mentioned in subsection (2) to disclose information,

(b) authorise or require the disclosure of information contained in records kept under section 8 of the Public Records Act 1958 (c. 51) (court records),

and may impose conditions on the disclosure of information, including conditions restricting its further disclosure.

(4) The regulations may authorise the charging of prescribed fees by any person mentioned in subsection (2) or in respect of the disclosure of information under subsection (3)(b).

(5) An authorisation or requirement to disclose information by virtue of subsection (3)(a) has effect in spite of any restriction on the disclosure of information in Chapter 5.

(6) The making of regulations by virtue of subsections (2) to (4) which relate to the Registrar General requires the approval of the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

(7) In this section-

"appointed day" means the day appointed for the commencement of sections 56 to 65,

"registered adoption support agency" means an adoption support agency in respect of which a person is registered under Part 2 of the Care Standards Act 2000,

"relative", in relation to an adopted person, means any person who (but for his adoption) would be related to him by blood (including half-blood) or marriage."

On Question, amendment agreed to.

[Amendments Nos. 97 and 98 not moved.]

Clause 110 [Acquisition of parental responsibility by step-parent]:

[Amendments Nos. 99 to 101 not moved.]

moved Amendment No. 102:

Before Clause 111, insert the following new clause-


In section 8 of the 1989 Act (residence, contact and other orders with respect to children) there is inserted-

"(5) The Lord Chancellor may make regulations providing for the separate representation of children in specified circumstances relating to any matter arising from proceedings under this section.""

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 102) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 136; Not-Contents, 129.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop2 08.3%
Con76 034.2%
Crossbench12 1012.8%
Green1 0100.0%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Independent Socialist0 1100.0%
Lab0 116 (+2 tell)60.5%
LDem39 (+2 tell) 062.1%
UUP1 0100.0%
Total:132 12738.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

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Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchno
Lord Brightman Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Greengross Crossbenchno
Lord Marsh Crossbenchno
Lord Northbourne Crossbenchno
Lord Roll of IpsdenCrossbenchno
Viscount Slim Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Strange Crossbenchno
Lord Williamson of HortonCrossbench (front bench)no

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