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Children Act 1975

Volume 973: debated on Thursday 8 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report the sections of the Children Act 1975 now in operation; and if he will publish his proposals for commencement dates for those sections of the Act not yet operational.

The Act extends to Great Britain, and the following provisions, together with schedules 1 and 2 and parts of schedules 3 and 4 have been brought into force: sections 3, 8, 10–13, 17, 21, 22(4)-(6), 24, 26–27, 28(c)(ii), 29–31, 56 and 57, 58 (part), 59, 64 (part), 65, 67–69, 71–74, 76–77, 79, 81–94, 98–101, and 103–109. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and my right hon. Friend have not set dates for bringing the remaining provisions into force.