18/07/2008 - This Order is the second Commencement Order made by the Secretary of State under the Children and Adoption Act 2006 (the Act").
Article 2(1) of this Order brings into force on 7 July 2008 section 9(4) and section 16 of the Act. Article 2(2) brings into force on 1 August 2008 section 10 and, in so far as they are not already in force, sections 9, 11 and 12 of the Act. These sections of the Act extend to England and Wales and to Northern Ireland, except for section 12(6) which extends to England and Wales only.
Section 9 provides for the Secretary of State by order to declare that special restrictions are to apply for the time being to the bringing of children into the United Kingdom from a country or territory outside the British Islands in certain cases involving adoption. A country or territory in relation to which a declaration has effect for the time being is referred to as a restricted country. Section 10 provides that the Secretary of State must keep each restricted country under review. Section 11 defines the special restrictions. Section 12 provides for the imposition of extra conditions in certain cases. Section 16 makes provision as to regulations and orders.