§ Mr. Pawsey
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if a young person is unable to remain within the United Kingdom without the requisite entry clearance whilst adoption formalities are being pursued. 
§ Mr. Nicholas Baker
I have been asked to reply.
A child coming to the United Kingdom for adoption would on arrival normally be expected to be in possession of an entry clearance issued for the purpose. If my hon. Friend has in mind a particular case where an entry clearance has not been issued, I should be happy to advise him further.