HC Deb 20 May 2002 vol 386 c43

(1) Regulations under section 9 may make provision as to the matters to be taken into account by an adoption agency in determining, or making any report in respect of, the suitability of any persons to adopt a child. (2) In particular, the regulations may make provision for the purpose of securing that, in determining the suitability of a couple to adopt a child, proper regard is had to the need for stability and permanence in their relationship'.—[Mr. Hinchliffe.]

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

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