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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2002 No. 562 (C. 28)

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS

The Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 (Commencement No. 7) (Scotland) Order 2002

Made

18th December 2002

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 18(3) of the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999(1), hereby make the following Order:

Citation and extent

1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 (Commencement No. 7) (Scotland) Order 2002.

(2) This Order extends to Scotland only.

Appointed day

2.  14th January 2003 is the day appointed for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999:–

(a)section 1 (regulations giving effect to Convention); and

(b)section 12 (registration of certain intercountry adoptions) insofar as it amends the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978(2).

CATHY JAMIESON

St Andrews House,

Edinburgh

18th December 2002

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order, which extends to Scotland only, brings into force on 14th January 2003 the following provisions of the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999:–

  • Section 1 (which enables the Scottish Ministers to make regulations which give effect to the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoptions which was concluded at the Hague on 29th May 1993); and

  • Section 12 (which amends the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978).

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

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.
Section 13 (partially) as to England and Wales31st January 20002000/52
Section 16 (2)16th October 20002000/2821
Section 13 (partially) as to Scotland10th November 2000S.S.I. 2000/390
Section 9 as to England and Wales30th April 20012001/1279
Section 14 as to England and Wales30th April 20012001/1279
Section 9 as to Scotland14th June 2001S.S.I. 2001/235
Section 14 as to Scotland14th June 2001S.S.I. 2001/235
(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 (c46) and section 16 of the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999.

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