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Education and Inspections Act 2006


713.Section 188(1) specifies the provisions which come into force on Royal Assent. These include sections 86 and 87 relating to food and drink on school premises; section 109, which relates to failure to secure school attendance (except subsection (8)); any provision of Part 8 so far as it confers power to make subordinate legislation; section 161 and Schedule 16 concerning the extension of the power to innovate; and certain general or interpretation provisions.

714.Section 188(2) specifies the provisions which come into force two months after Royal Assent. These include section 6 and Schedule 1 (functions of local education authorities in respect of recreation); section 52 (power of Assembly to make regulations about looked after children); section 58 (removal of requirement to issue code of practice under section 127 of the 1998 Act in relation to England); section 162 (power to repeal references to "local education authorities" and "children's services authorities"); section 168 (amending sections 496 and 497 of the 1996 Act to include governing bodies of maintained nursery schools); section 172 (offences relating to independent schools); section 174 (time limits relating to statements of special educational needs); section 177 (amending section 29 of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967); and sections 178 and 179 providing for a framework power for Wales.

715.All other provisions in the Act will come into force in accordance with a commencement order. Section 189 sets out the respective powers of the Secretary of State and the National Assembly for Wales in relation to the making of commencement orders.

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