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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2005 No. 3293 (W.253)

SOCIAL CARE, WALES

The Adoption Information and Intermediary Services (Pre-Commencement Adoptions) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2005

Made

29 November 2005

Coming into force

30 December 2005

The National Assembly for Wales, in exercise of the powers conferred upon it by sections 2(6), 9, 98 and 144(2) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002(1) and with the approval of the Chancellor of the Exchequer in so far as it is required under section 98(6), hereby makes the following Regulations.

Title, commencement, application and interpretation

1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Adoption Information and Intermediary Services (Pre-Commencement Adoptions) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2005 and shall come into force on 30 December 2005.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

(3) In these Regulations the “the Principal Regulations” (“y Prif Reoliadau”) means Adoption Information and Intermediary Services (Pre-Commencement Adoptions) (Wales) Regulations 2005(2).

Amendment of the Principal Regulations

2.—(1) In regulation 12(5) of the Principal Regulations (Contacting the appropriate adoption agency) delete the figure (3) and insert (4) in its place.

(2) In regulation 18(3) of the Principal Regulations (Fees), after “under regulation 13”, add “or 14”.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(3)

D. Elis-Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

29 November 2005

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

The Adoption Information and Intermediary Services (Pre-commencement Adoptions) (Wales) Regulations 2005 (“the Principal Regulations”) make provision under section 98 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (“the Act”) for the purposes of assisting persons adopted before 30 December 2005 to obtain information about their adoption and to facilitate contact between those persons and their birth relatives through an intermediary service.

These Regulations correct two incorrect numbering references within the Principal Regulations.

The Principal Regulations are not yet in force and these amendments will have effect from the moment the Principal Regulations come into force.

(1)

2002 c. 38. These powers are exercisable by the appropriate Minister, who is defined in section 144(1) of the Act in relation to England, as the Secretary of State, in relation to Wales as the National Assembly for Wales and in relation to England and Wales, as the Secretary of State and the National Assembly for Wales acting jointly.