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Citation, commencement, interpretation and application

1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Care Standards Act 2000 and the Children Act 1989 (Abolition of Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2006 and they come into force on 1 April 2006.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the 1989 Act” (“Deddf 1989”) means the Children Act 1989; and

“the 2000 Act” (“Deddf 2000”) means the Care Standards Act 2000;

“the 2003 Act” (“Deddf 2003”) means the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards Act) 2003.

(3) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

Revocations

2.  The following are hereby revoked—

(a)the Registration of Social Care and Independent Healthcare (Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2002(1);

(b)regulation 35 of the Adult Placement Schemes (Wales) Regulations 2004(2);

(c)regulation 34 of the Domiciliary Care Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2004(3);

(d)regulation 28 of the Nurses Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2003(4);

(e)regulation 51 of the Fostering Services (Wales) Regulations 2003(5);

(f)regulation 33 of the Residential Family Centres (Wales) Regulations 2003(6);

(g)regulation 6 of the Inspection of Boarding Schools and Colleges (Powers and Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2002(7);

(h)regulation 4 of the Children Act 1989 and the Care Standards Act 2000 (Miscellaneous Regulations) (Amendment) (Wales) (No. 2) Regulations 2002(8);

(i)Regulation 14(a) of the Registration of Social Care and Independent Health Care (Wales) Regulations 2002 (9);

Prescribed fees for the purposes of the 2000 Act

3.—(1) For the purposes of section 12(2), 16(3), 22(7)(i) of the 2000 Act (applications for registration), in all cases the prescribed fee is nil.

(2) For the purposes of section 15(3) of the 2000 Act (applications by registered persons), in all cases the prescribed fee is nil.

Prescribed fee for the purposes of the 1989 Act

4.—(1) For the purposes of sections 79F(1) and (2) of the 1989 Act (grant or refusal of registration), in all cases the prescribed fee is nil.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph 7 of Schedule 9A to the 1989 Act (annual fees) the prescribed fee is nil.

Specified fee for the purposes of the 2003 Act

5  For the purposes of section 94(7) of the 2003 Act (reviews and investigations), the specified fee is nil.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(10)

D. Elis-Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

21 March 2006