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The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Parental Orders) Regulations 2010

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Parental Orders) Regulations 2010 and shall come into force on 6th April 2010.

(2) Any provision of these Regulations which applies or modifies an enactment has the same extent as the enactment to which it relates.

(3) Subject to paragraph (2), these Regulations extend to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(4) In these Regulations—

“the 2002 Act” means the Adoption and Children Act 2002(1);

“the 2007 Act” means the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007(2);

“the 2008 Act” means the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008; and

“the 1987 Order” means the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987(3).

(5) In these Regulations, and in any provision that is applied with modifications by regulation 2, 3 or 4 and Schedule 1, 2 or 3, “parental order” means an order under section 54 of the 2008 Act (parental orders) and, for the purposes of the provisions specified in paragraph (6), also includes an order under section 30 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990(4) (parental orders).

(6) The provisions referred to in paragraph (5) are—

(a)sections 60, 77 to 82 of, and Schedule 1 to, the 2002 Act, as applied with modifications by regulation 2 and Schedule 1;

(b)Articles 50 to 54 of, and Schedule 2 to, the 1987 Order, as applied with modifications by regulation 3 and Schedule 2;

(c)sections 53 to 57 of, and Schedule 1 to, the 2007 Act, as applied with modifications by regulation 4 and Schedule 3; and

(d)paragraphs 1, 13, 17, 18 and 20 of Schedule 4 to these Regulations.

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1990 c.37; section 30 was amended by the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4), section 120(1) and (2) and schedule 2 paragraph 6 and Schedule 3.

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