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The Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2001

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2001 No. 235 (C. 11)

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS

The Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2001

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14th June 2001

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 18(3) of the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999(1), and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:–

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2001.

(2) In this Order, “the Act” means the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999.

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2.  2nd July 2001 is the day appointed for the coming into force of section 9 of the Act (adoption service to include intercountry adoptions etc.) and section 14 of the Act (restriction on bringing children into the United Kingdom for adoption), in so far as each section amends the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978(2).

JACK McCONNELL

A member of the Scottish Executive

St. Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

14th June 2001

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force on 2nd July 2001, sections 9 and 14 of the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999, in so far as they amend the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978 (“the 1978 Act”). Section 9 inserts a new subsection into the 1978 Act, which provides that references to adoption in Part I of that Act are to the adoption of children, wherever they may be habitually resident, whether effected within or outside the British Islands. Section 14 inserts a new section into the 1978 Act, which provides that a person habitually resident in the British Islands is guilty of an offence if he brings a child who is habitually resident elsewhere into the United Kingdom for the purposes of adoption, without complying with such requirements as may be prescribed by the Scottish Ministers.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Act have been brought into force by commencement order made before the date of this Order:–

ProvisionDate of commencementS.I. No.
s.13 (partially) as to England and Wales31st January 20002000/52
s.16(2)16th October 20002000/2821
s.13 (partially) as to Scotland10th November 2000S.S.I. 2000/390
s.14 as to England and Wales30th April 20012001/1279
(1)

1999 c. 18. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46) and section 16 of the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999.

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