§ Sir G. BUTLER
asked the Home Secretary on what day the Committee was appointed under the chairmanship of Mr. Justice Tomlin to inquire into the question of the adoption of children; what were the terms of reference; on how many occasions has the Committee sat; how many witnesses have been examined; and whether he can give any indication of the date at which it expects to present its Report?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The Committee referred to were appointed on the 4th April last "to examine the problem of child adoption from the point of view of possible legislation and to report upon the main provisions which in their view should be included in any Bill on the subject." The Committee have met on 22 occasions and have examined 30 witnesses. I understand that the Committee will shortly consider the terms of their Report but I cannot say when it will be presented.