HC Deb 20 May 2002 vol 386 cc67-8

'After section 29 of the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978 there is inserted— 29A Contravention of sections 29 to 35 of Adoption and Children Act 2002 (1) A person who contravenes any of the enactments specified in subsection (2) is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or both. (2) Those enactments are—

  1. (a) section 29(1), (2) and (3) (removal of child placed or who may be placed for adoption),
  2. (b) sections 31(2)(b), 32(2) and 34(2) (return of child by prospective adopters),
  3. (c) section 33(1) (removal of child in contravention of placement order),
  4. (d) section 35(1) (removal of child in non-agency case), and
  5. (e) section 35(5) (return of child to parent or guardian),
of the Adoption and Children Act 2002." '—[Jacqui Smith.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.

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