Impact assessment

The Human Fertilisation And Embryology (Parental Orders) Regulations 2010: Impact Assessment

This publication was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

Regulatory impact assessment of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Parental Orders) Regulations 2010 updating previous legislation.

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A parental order provides for a child to be treated as the lawful child of the applicants to the order where the child was born by a surrogate.

Section 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (“the 2008 Act”) replaces section 30 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 (“the 1990 Act”), and permits civil partners and couples in an enduring family relationship to apply for a parental order, in addition to married couples.

The Parental Orders (Human Fertilisation and Embryology) Regulations 1994 (“the 1994 Regulations”) and the Parental Orders (Human Fertilisation and Embryology) (Scotland) Regulations 1994 (“the 1994 Scotland Regulations) apply out of date adoption legislation, with modifications, to parental orders and need updating.