§ Baroness Gould of Potternewton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
§ Lord Bassam of Brighton
We are implementing both these important measures as quickly as possible because of the important equality and child protection measures they contain.
The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000 will be commenced in England and Wales and Northern Ireland on 8 January 2001. Commencement in Scotland is a matter for the Scottish Executive.
Part II of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act will be commenced in England and Wales and Northern Ireland on 11 January 2001.