§ Mr. Goodlad
asked the Secretary of State for Trade on what date he expects the Arbitration Act 1975 to come into force.
§ Mr. Shore
The necessary action to bring into force the Arbitration Act 1975 is proceeding. It is difficult at this stage to give a precise date, but bearing in mind the 90 days which must elapse after deposit of the United Kingdom's Instrument of Accession to the New York Convention, I expect the Act to come into force before the end of the year.