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Adoption and Children Bill

Bill Number: Bill 37/17-22

Bill Type: Executive

Bill Sponsor: Minister of Health

The Adoption and Children Bill is:

A Bill to restate and amend the law relating to adoption; to make further amendments of the law relating to children; and for connected purposes.

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Stages of a Bill

Bill StageDate Completed / StatusAll Associated documents and links
Stage 1First Stage 20 September 2021

Bill as Introduced (HTM) (PDF)

Explanatory and Financial Memorandum (HTM) (PDF)

Official Report - 20 September 2021

Stage 2Second Stage 5 October 2021 Official Report - 5 October 2021
Committee StageCommittee Stage 27 January 2022 Committee Report
Consideration StageConsideration Stage 14 February 2022

Notice of Amendments - 1 February 2022

Notice of Amendments - 7 February 2022

Notice of Amendments - 8 February 2022

Notice of Amendments - 9 February 2022

Annotated Marshalled List of Amendments - 14 February 2022

Grouping List of Amendments - 10 February 2022

Official Report - 14 February 2022

Bill as Amended at Consideration Stage (HTM) (PDF)

Explanatory and Financial Memorandum as Amended at Consideration Stage (HTM) (PDF)

 

Further Consideration StageFurther Consideration Stage 7 March 2022 

Notice of Amendments - 1 March 2022

Annotated Marshalled List of Amendments - 7 March 2022

Grouping List of Amendments - 3 March 2022

Official Report - 7 March 2022

Bill as Amended at Further Consideration Stage (HTM) (PDF)

Explanatory and Financial Memorandum as Amended at Further Consideration Stage (HTM) (PDF)

Final StageFinal Stage 15 March 2022 Official Report - 15 March 2022 
Royal AssentRoyal Assent 27 April 2022  Adoption and Children Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 

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