Devolution (clauses 113, 115 to 119 and 120)

Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at on 20 November 2001.

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28. The new Bill includes changes in respect of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

29. In respect of Wales, the Adoption Register provisions (clauses 115 to 119) now provide for the register to be established and run jointly by the Secretary of State and the National Assembly for Wales.

30. The Scottish Parliament has confirmed that it is content for the Bill to cover Scotland in respect of the enhanced intercountry adoption controls. Clause 120 therefore provides in Scots law for new restrictions along the lines of those in clause 80. It is intended to bring forward a complementary Scottish provision on the designated list during the passage of the Bill. It is also intended to add provisions to cover the cross border effects of the placement provisions.

31. The restrictions on advertising in clause 113 apply to both Scotland and Northern Ireland. It is also intended to extend the reform of the designated list to Northern Ireland