HC Deb 07 July 1955 vol 543 c1293
35. Sir I. Clark Hutchison

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he proposes to introduce legislation to implement the recommendations contained in the Report of the Departmental Committee on the Adoption of Children, Command Paper No. 9248.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Major Gwilym Lloyd-George)

I cannot yet say when it will be possible to introduce legislation on this subject.

Sir I. Clark Hutchison

As the Report is a unanimous one, and as the legislation is not likely to be very controversial, will my right hon. and gallant Friend try to bring it forward at as early a date as possible?

Major Lloyd-George

Practically all the recommendations involve legislation, and I do not think we can say that it is a matter of tremendous urgency. I can hold out no hope of legislation in this Session.