Memorandum by the Department of Health
ADOPTION (INTERCOUNTRY ASPECTS) ACT 1999 (COMMENCEMENT
NO. 3) ORDER 2000 (S.I. 2000/2821)
1. The Committee asked the Department for a memorandum
on the following point:
Explain why article 2 does not
specify the year in which section 16(2) is to come into force.
2. The Department regrets that the year 2000 was
omitted in error. The Department however considers it implicit
that the appointed day is the 16 October 2000. Furthermore, the
Explanatory Note is not part of the Order, it also makes it clear
that section 16(2) is brought into force on 16 October 2000.
20 November 2000