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Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 65 - Imposition of extra conditions in certain cases

235.Subsection (1)(a) allows regulations to be made by Scottish Minister to set out additional steps agreed between the United Kingdom and a restricted country that the Scottish Ministers normally take in connection with bringing a child from the restricted country into the United Kingdom, and are not otherwise provided for by any enactment, to be specified in the restricted list in relation to that country. Subsection (1)(b) states that, where a step has been specified under subsection (1)(a), one or more conditions set out in the regulations must to be met in connection with a British resident bringing a child from the relevant restricted country into the United Kingdom in either of the cases specified in section62(2).

236.Subsection (2) clarifies that such conditions are in addition to any conditions provided for by section 58 of the Act or any other enactment.

237.Subsection (3) makes it an offence for any person to bring, or cause to bring, a child into the United Kingdom for the purposes of adoption if they have not met any condition which they are required to meet in terms of regulations made under subsection (1)(b). Subsection (4) states that, if the step specified in the regulations had already been taken before the publication of the restricted list, no offence is committed in terms of subsection (3).

238.Subsection (5) prescribes the penalties for an offence made under subsection (3) being, on summary conviction a maximum of 6 months imprisonment or a fine up to the statutory maximum or both and on conviction on indictment imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or a fine or both.

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