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Protection of Children Act 1999

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10Power to extend protection of Act

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(1)The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument provide that this Act shall have effect as if—

(a)the references to children in sections 1(1), 2(7)(b), 3(3)(b) and 4(3)(b) above and section 12(1) below included references to persons aged 18 or over who are suffering from mental impairment; and

(b)the references to a child in sections 2(2)(a), (7)(a) and (9)(a), 3(3)(a) and 4(3)(a) and (4) above included references to a person aged 18 or over who is suffering from such impairment.

(2)The power to make an order under this section shall include power to make such consequential, supplemental, incidental or transitional provision as the Secretary of State thinks fit.

(3)No order shall be made under this section unless a draft of the order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

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