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Adoption and Children Act 2002

Adoption and Children Act 2002

2002 CHAPTER 38


StageDateHansard Reference
House of Commons
Introduction19th October 2001Vol 372 Col 1360
Second Reading29th October 2001Vol 373 Cols 649-726
Committee6th November 2001 – 17th JanuarySpecial Standing Committee
Report and Third Reading20th March 2002Vol 382 Cols 374-408
16th May 2002Vol 385 Cols 938-1025
20th May 2002Vol 386 Cols 22-125
House of Lords
Introduction21st May 2002Vol 635 Col 641
Second Reading10th June 2002Vol 636 Cols 20-33 and 46-115
Committee24th June 2002Vols 636-367 Cols CWH1-390
27th June 2002
2nd July 2002
4th July 2002
11th July 2002
15th July 2002
18th July 2002
Report14th October 2002Vol 639 Cols 597-672
16th October 2002Vol 639 Cols 860-950
23rd October 2002Vol 639 Cols1332-1401 and 1417-1426
Third Reading31st October 2002Vol 640 Cols199-251
Further Consideration
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendements4th November 2002Vol 392 Cols 24-115
Lords Consideration of Commons Amendments5th November 2002Vol 640 Cols 567-634
Royal Assent
House of Lords7th November 2002Vol 640 Col 963
House of Commons7th November 2002Vol 392 Col 480

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