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(1)The special restrictions mentioned in subsection (3) of section 62 are that the Scottish Ministers are not to take any step which they might otherwise have taken in connection with furthering the bringing of a child into the United Kingdom in the cases mentioned in subsection (2) of that section (whether or not that step is provided for by virtue of any enactment).
(2)Nothing in subsection (1) prevents the Scottish Ministers from taking those steps if, in any particular case, the prospective adopters or, as the case may be, the adopters satisfy the Scottish Ministers that they should take those steps despite the special restrictions.
(3)The Scottish Ministers may make regulations providing for—
(a)the procedure to be followed by them in determining whether or not they are satisfied as mentioned in subsection (2),
(b)matters which they are to take into account when making such a determination (whether or not they also take other matters into account).
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