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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009


891.Section 269 provides for commencement. Section 58, concerning the power of LEAs to arrange provision of education at non-maintained schools, and sections 198 to 201, which relate to children’s centres, will come into force at the end of two months from Royal Assent.

892.Section 269(3) lists those sections which come into force on such day as the Welsh Ministers may appoint by Order. As is clear in the subsection, some of the provisions apply to England and Wales so the Welsh Ministers have power to commence them so far as relating to Wales only; the remaining provisions in that list apply only to Wales.

893.All other provisions may be commenced by the Secretary of State by way of commencement order, but following consultation with the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland in respect of any provision of Part 7 which confers functions on Ofqual in relation to Northern Ireland.

894.Subsection (5) provides that the Secretary of State must ensure that sections 91 to 99 and 104 (which relate to apprenticeship schemes for persons aged 16 to 18) are in force no later than the day after the school leaving date for 2013.

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