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Statutory Instruments

2003 No. 370

SOCIAL CARE, ENGLAND

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS, ENGLAND

The Local Authority Adoption Service (England) Regulations 2003

Made

25th February 2003

Laid before Parliament

28th February 2003

Coming into force

30th April 2003

The Secretary of State in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 9(3) and (3A) and 67(5) of the Adoption Act 1976(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

(1)

1976 c. 36. Section 9(3A) of the Adoption Act 1976 (“the Act”), was inserted by section 116 of, and paragraph 5(6)(c) of Schedule 4 to, the Care Standards Act 2000 (c. 14) (“the 2000 Act”). These powers are exercisable by the appropriate Minister, who is defined in section 9(5) 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. Section 9(5) of the Act was inserted by section 139(2) of, and paragraph 4(1)(b) of Schedule 4 to, the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (c. 38).