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Act of Sederunt (Child Care and Maintenance Rules) 1997

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2.18—(1) Where answers have been lodged under rule 2.15(3), the sheriff shall order a diet of hearing to be fixed.

(2) Where no answers to the minute under rule 2.15(1) have been lodged the sheriff may–

(a)order the relevant adoption agency to submit a report to him;

(b)order a diet of hearing to be fixed; or

(c)order both such a report and such a diet of hearing.

(3) An order made under this Part shall specify the person–

(a)to whom parental rights are given in consequence of the making of the order; and

(b)on whom parental responsibilities are imposed in consequence of the making of the order,

and intimation shall be given to such a person on the making of such an order.

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