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6Social Mobility CommissionE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)After section A1A of the Child Poverty Act 2010 (inserted by section 5) insert—

Social Mobility CommissionE+W+S+N.I.

A1BSocial Mobility Commission

(1)The body established by section 8 of this Act continues in existence.

(2)On and after the commencement date the body is to be called the Social Mobility Commission (in this Act referred to as “the Commission”).

(3)“The commencement date” is the date on which section 6 of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 comes into force.

(4)The Commission's functions are those conferred on it by or under this Act.

(5)Schedule 1 contains further provision about the Commission.

A1CPromotion of social mobility, advice and reports

(1)The Commission must promote social mobility in England.

(2)The Commission must on request give advice to a Minister of the Crown about how to improve social mobility in England.

(3)Advice given under subsection (2) must be published.

(4)The Commission must publish a report setting out its views on the progress made towards improving social mobility in the United Kingdom.

(5)The report must also describe, in the case of a report made after the appointed day for Northern Ireland, the measures taken by the Northern Ireland departments in accordance with a Northern Ireland strategy.

(6)The report may be published as one or more documents as a Minister of the Crown may direct.

(7)The first report must be published before the end of the financial year ending with 31 March 2017.

(8)Later reports must be published before the end of each subsequent financial year.

(9)A Minister of the Crown must lay a report under this section before Parliament.

(10)A Minister of the Crown may direct the Commission to carry out any other activity relating to improving social mobility in England or Northern Ireland.

(2)In Schedule 1 to the Child Poverty Act 2010, for the title substitute “ Social Mobility Commission ”.

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