SCHEDULE 2Consequential amendments

Adoption and Children Act 2002 (c. 38)

12.  In the following provisions of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, for “the Chancellor of the Exchequer” substitute “the Secretary of State”—

(a)section 78(3) (searches and copies);

(b)section 79(9) (connections between the register and birth records);

(c)section 81(4) (Adoption Contact Register: supplementary);

(d)section 98(6) (pre-commencement adoptions: information);

(e)section 142(7) (supplementary and consequential provision);

(f)paragraph 1(1) and 3(6)(a) of Schedule 1 (registration of adoptions);

(g)paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 (disclosure of birth records by Registrar General).