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Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 54 - Searches and extracts

196.Subsection (1) applies certain terms, conditions and regulations made under the 1965 Act in respect of searches and the supply of extracts of entries to searches in the index to the Adopted Children Register and supplies of extracts of entries in that Register. Those terms, conditions and regulations concern the payment of fees, and the form and authentication of documents, in respect of searches in indexes which the Registrar General is obliged to keep under the 1965 Act and the supply of extracts of entries in the registers of births, deaths and marriages.

197.By virtue of subsection (2), where a person requests a search to be carried out in accordance with the terms, conditions and regulations applied by subsection (1), the Registrar must, if the General Register Office is open, search (or permit the person to search) the index to the Adopted Children Register and issue to the person an extract of an entry in the Register.

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