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Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008


549.The following provisions will come into force on Royal Assent:

  • section 55;

  • subsection (8) of section 59;

  • section 61; and

  • section 63.

550.Section 35 (relating to Scottish maintenance agreements) will come into force on the day after the day of Royal Assent. The remaining provisions come into force on such days as the Secretary of State may by order appoint.

Hansard References

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

StageDateHansard Reference
House of Commons
Introduction05 June 2007Vol. 461 Col. 137
Second Reading4 July 2007Vol.462 Col. 981

7 July 2007, 7 July 2007,

19 July 2007,19 July 2007, 24 July 2007, 24 July 2007,  9 October 2007, 9 October 2007, 11 October 2007, 11 October 2007, 16 October 2007, 16 October 2007

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Committee
Re-introduction and Second Reading07 November 2007Vol. 467 Col. 142
Report and Third Reading03 December 2007Vol. 468 Col. 575 and  Col 639
House of Lords
Introduction04 December 2007Vol. 468 Col. 1610
Second Reading18 December 2007Vol. 697 Col. 581
Committee29 January 2008,Vol. 698 Col, GC275
31 January 2008,Vol. 698 Col. GC379
5 February 2008,Vol. 698 Col. GC495
7 February 2008,Vol. 698 Col. GC615
20 February 2008Vol. 699 Col. GC1
Consideration of Motion5 March 2008Vol.  699 Col 1094
Report7 May 2008 and 13 May 2008Vol. 701 Col. 642, Col. 945
Third Reading2 June 2008Vol. 702 Col. 30
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments3 June 2008Vol. 476 Cols. 648-686
Royal Assent -  5 June 2008  -  House of Commons  Hansard  Vol. 476  Col 937

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