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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2004 No. 252 (W.27) (C.9)

SOCIAL CARE, WALES

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS, WALES

The Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Commencement No. 5) (Wales) Order 2004

Made

4th February 2004

The National Assembly for Wales, in exercise of the powers conferred upon it by section 148(6) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002(1), hereby makes the following Order—

Name, interpretation and application

1.—(1) This Order is called the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Commencement No. 5) (Wales) Order 2004.

(2) In this Order “the Act” means the Adoption and Children Act 2002.

(3) This Order applies in relation to Wales.

Appointed Day

2.  7th February 2004 is the appointed day for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Act—

(a)section 2(6) (basic definitions);

(b)sections 4(6) and (7), 9 to 11, 12(1) to (3), 27(3), 53(1) to (3), 54, 56(1) and (3), 57(6), 59, 63 to 65 and 98;

(c)for the purposes of making regulations, sections 4(1)(b) and (5), 57(5), 58(2) and (3), 60(2) and (4) and 61(5)(c) and 62(7)(c);

(d)paragraphs 3 and 5 of Schedule 4, and section 139(2).

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(2).

D. Elis-Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

4th February 2004

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order is the fifth Commencement Order made under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (“the Act”) and applies to Wales only.

The Order brings the following provisions of the Act into force on 7th February 2004 —

  • sections 2(6) and 65, being interpretation provisions;

  • regulation-making powers in sections 4(6) and (7), 9 to 11, 12(1) to (3), 27(3), 53(1) to (3), 54, 56(1) and (3), 57(6), 59, 63, 64 and 98;

  • only for the purposes of making regulations, sections 4(1)(b) and (5), 57(5), 58(2) and (3), 60(2) and (4), 61(5)(c) and 62(7)(c);

  • paragraphs 3 (adoption support services) and 5 (independent review mechanism) of Schedule 4.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This Note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Act have been brought into force by commencement order made before the date of this Order—

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
Section 2(6), (7) and (8) (partially), as respects England6 October 20032003/366 (C.24)
Section 2(7) and (8) (partially), as respects Wales28 November 20032003/3079 (C.117)
Section 4(6) and (7) (partially), as respects England6 October 20032003/366 (C.24)
Section 16 as respects Wales29 January 20032003/181 (W.31) (C.9)
Section 16 as respects England30 April 20032003/366 (C.24)
Section 87(1)(b) and (4)1 June 20032003/366 (C.24)
Section 1111 December 20032003/3079 (C.117)
Section 119 partially30 January 20042003/3079 (C.117)
Section 1191 April 20042003/3079 (C.117)
Section 1351 June 20032003/366 (C.24)
Section 139(1) partially as respects Northern Ireland3 February 20032003/288 (C.14)
Partially, as respects England25 February 20032003/366 (C.24)
Partially, as respects England30 April 20032003/366 (C.24)
Partially, as respects England28 November 20032003/3079 (C.117)
Section 139(2) partially3 February 20032003/366 (C.24)
Partially25 February 20032003/366 (C.24)
Partially1 April 20032003/366 (C.24)
Partially1 June 20032003/366 (C.24)
Partially, as respects England6 October 20032003/366 (C.24)
Section 139(3) partially28 November 20032003/3079 (C.117)
Schedule 3
Paragraph 61 December 20032003/3079 (C.117)
Paragraph 71 December 20032003/3079 (C.117)
Paragraph 533 February 20032003/288 (C.14)
Paragraph 105 partially, as respects England30 April 20032003/366 (C.24)
Paragraph 105 partially, as respects Wales28 November 20032003/3079 (C.117)
Paragraph 106 partially as respects England30 April 20032003/366 (C.24)
Paragraph 106 partially, as respects Wales28 November 20032003/3079 (C.117)
Paragraph 110 partially, as respects England30 April 20032003/366 (C.24)
Paragraph 110 partially, as respects Wales28 November 20032003/3079 (C.117)
Paragraph 11828 November 20032003/3079 (C.117)
Schedule 4
Paragraph 3 as respects England6 October 20032003/366 (C.24)
Paragraph 4(1)3 February 20032003/288 (C.14)
Paragraph 4(2)25 February 20032003/366 (C.24)
Paragraph 5 partially, as respects England1 December 20032003/3079 (C.117)
Paragraph 5, as respects England1 April 20042003/3079 (C.117)
Paragraph 101 June 20032003/366 (C.24)
Paragraph 111 June 20032003/366 (C.24)
Paragraph 12 (partially)1 June 20032003/366 (C.24)
Paragraph 131 June 20032003/366 (C.24)
Paragraph 141 June 20032003/366 (C.24)
(1)

2002 c. 38. The power is exercisable by the appropriate Minister who is defined in section 144(1) in relation to Wales as the National Assembly for Wales.

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