HL Deb 08 February 2005 vol 669 cc784-6

A message was received from the Commons that they concur with the Lords that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on any draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown, and that the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 26 May 2005, and have ordered:

That a Select Committee of six honourable Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords to consider the draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill.

That the committee shall have power—

  1. (i) to send for persons, papers and records;
  2. (ii) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;
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  4. (iii) to report from time to time;
  5. (iv) to appoint specialist advisers;
  6. (v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom; and

That the quorum of the committee shall be two.

House adjourned at sixteen minutes before eleven o'clock.