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Adoption and Children Act 2002

Section 131: Supplementary

321.Section 131 provides general interpretation in respect of the provisions in sections 125 to 130.  Subsection (3) clarifies that any action taken by the Secretary of State or the registration organisation which might otherwise be an offence under sections 93 to 95 is not an offence where the action was authorised or required to be done by virtue of these provisions.

322.Subsection (4) sets out that an Order made under section 125 is subject to the affirmative resolution procedure.  Subsections (5) to (7) set out that where the register applies to Scotland, a draft of the Order must be approved by the Scottish Parliament, and where the register applies to Wales, a draft of the Order must be approved by the National Assembly for Wales.

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