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Volume 584: debated on Thursday 10 July 2014

Draft Adoption and Children Act Register (Search and Inspection) (Pilot) Regulations 2014

The following is an extract from the speech made by the Under-Secretary of State for Education, the hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich (Mr Timpson), at the Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee meeting on the Draft Adoption and Children Act Register (Search and Inspection) (Pilot) Regulations 2014.

The hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley asked about register performance. I may not have the data at the granular level that she requires today, but I can tell her that the register contributed 353 matches in England alone in 2013-14. That was a record performance. I do not have the percentage return but the targets for this year will require the register to increase that performance by at least 25%.

[Official Report, Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee, 9 July 2014, c. 11.]

Letter of correction from Edward Timpson:

An error has been identified in a statement I made during the Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee meeting on 9 July 2014.

The correct statement is as follows:

The hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley asked about register performance. I may not have the data at the granular level that she requires today, but I can tell her that the register contributed 389 matches in England alone in 2013-14. That was a record performance. I do not have the percentage return but the targets for this year will require the register to increase that performance by at least 23%.