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SCHEDULE 2E+WDisclosure of birth records by Registrar General

3(1)Where an adopted person who is in England and Wales—E+W

(a)applies for information under paragraph 1 or Article 54 of the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987, or

(b)is supplied with information under [F1section 55(4)(b) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)],

the persons and bodies mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) must, if asked by the applicant to do so, provide counselling for the applicant.

(2)Those persons and bodies are—

(a)the Registrar General,

(b)any local authority,

(c)a registered adoption society, an organisation within section 144(3)(b) or an adoption society which is registered under Article 4 of the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 2 para. 3 in force at 30.12.2005 by S.I. 2005/2213, art. 2(e) (with savings and transitional provisions in S.I. 2005/2897, arts. 3-16)