HL Deb 29 July 2002 vol 638 cc131-2WA
Earl Howe

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What directions are to be issued to judges on the conduct of care and adoption proceedings in the light of the judgment delivered by the European Court of Human Rights in the case of P C and S v The United Kingdom. [HL5409]

The Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department (Baroness Scotland of Asthal)

The judgment in the case ofP C and S v The United Kingdom was delivered on 16 July 2002. We are carefully considering its implications in partnership with the senior judiciary.