Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Thirty-Third Report



APPENDIX 6

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


 
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