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Adoption and Children Act

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when she will implement section 122 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002. (90115)

I refer the hon. Member to the written ministerial statements of 11 January 2006, Official Report, column 10WS, /pa/cm200506/cmhansrd/cm060111/wmstext/60111m01 .htm and 23 March 2006, Official Report, column 27WS, The date for implementation of rules under section 122, subsections 1(b) and 2, has not been decided but work is under way in this regard. In the meantime, existing provisions for the representation of children remain in force.