HC Deb 16 February 1933 vol 274 c1160

asked the Home Secretary when the whole of the Children Act, 1932, will be put into operation?


It was my original intention to bring this Act into operation on 1st April, but I hope to be able to introduce shortly a Bill to consolidate this Act with other enactments relating to children and young people. It will be greatly for the convenience of those responsible for the administration of these Acts that the provisions of the Act of 1932 shall not come into force until the Consolidation Bill has passed into law. This may mean a short delay, but I intend that these provisions shall be brought into force in any case before the Summer Recess.