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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Commencement Dates

177.Section 65 provides for the Act (other than that section and section 55) to be commenced by order of the Secretary of State. This provision and section 61(5) allow for different dates when parts of the Act can come into force so that trials of the scheme and an incremental roll-out may take place.

Hansard References

178.The following table sets out the dates and Hansard references for each stage of this Act’s passage through Parliament.

StageDateHansard reference
House of Lords
Introduction28 February 2006Vol. 679 Col 136
Second Reading28 March 2006Vol. 680 Cols. 721-761
Committee2 and 3 May 2006Vol. 681 Cols.159-222GC and Cols.223-282GC
Report24 May 2006Vol. 682 Cols. 827-895
Third Reading7 June 2006Vol. 682 Cols. 1336-1353
House of Commons
Introduction8 June 2006Votes and Proceedings
Second Reading19 June 2006Vol. 447 Cols. 1083-1154
Committee11 and 13 July 2006Hansard Standing Committee B
Report/ Third reading23 October 2006Vol. 450 Cols. 1233-1352
Lords’ Consideration of Commons Amendments1 November 2006Vol. 686 Cols. 365 - 396
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments6 November 2006Vol. 451 Cols. 664 - 666
Royal Assent – 8 November 2006House of Lords Hansard Vol. 686 Col 750
House of Commons Hansard Vol. 451 Col. 825

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