Memorandum by the Department
2000 (S.I. 2000/52)
1. The Committee has requested
a memorandum on the following point relating to the Adoption (Intercountry
Aspects) Act 1999 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2000:
The power under
section 18(3) of the Act to appoint a day for the commencement
of provisions of the Act is, in terms of section 16(1), "exercisable
only after consultation with the National Assembly for Wales".
Has such consultation taken place? If it has, explain why the
recital of the power does not contain a statement of this fact,
as required by paragraph 2.26 of the Statutory Instrument Practice.
2. The Department confirms that
consultation with the National Assembly for Wales took place in
accordance with the provisions of section 16(1). The requirement
to consult is noted at footnote (a) of the Order, but the Department
accepts that the preamble should have recited the fulfilment of
this condition. The point will be borne in mind in future.
7th February 2000