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6. (1) Where a registered adoption society(1) intends to cease to act or exist as such, it must transfer any section 56 information which it holds in relation to a person’s adoption—
(a)to another adoption agency having first obtained the approval of the registration authority for such transfer;
(b)to the local authority in whose area the society’s principal office is situated; or
(c)in the case of a society which amalgamates with another registered adoption society to form a new registered adoption society, to the new body.
(2) A registered adoption society that transfers its records to another adoption agency by virtue of paragraph (1) must, if its activities were principally based in the area of a single local authority, give written notification of the transfer to that authority.
(3) An adoption agency to which records are transferred by virtue of paragraph (1), shall notify the registration authority in writing of such a transfer.
see s.2(2) of the Act.
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