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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2015

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2015 No. 1690 (C. 101)

Modern Slavery

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2015

Made

16th September 2015

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 61(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015(1) makes the following Regulations.

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2015.

(2) In these Regulations “the 2015 Act” means the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Provisions coming into force on 15th October 2015

2.  The following provisions of the 2015 Act come into force on 15th October 2015—

(a)section 49 (guidance about identifying and supporting victims);

(b)section 51 (presumption about age); and

(c)section 53 (overseas domestic workers).

Provision coming into force on 1st November 2015

3.  Section 52 (duty to notify Secretary of State about suspected victims of slavery or human trafficking) of the 2015 Act comes into force on 1st November 2015.

Karen Bradley

Parliamentary-Under Secretary of State

Home Office

16th September 2015

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations are the second commencement regulations made under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (c. 30) (“the 2015 Act”).

Regulation 2 brings into force on 15th October 2015 provisions of the 2015 Act relating to guidance about identifying and supporting victims, presumption about age and overseas domestic workers.

Regulation 3 brings into force on 1st November 2015 the provision of the 2015 Act relating to the duty to notify the Secretary of State about suspected victims of slavery or human trafficking.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT REGULATIONS

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

The following provisions of the Act were brought into force by Statutory Instrument before these Regulations were made.

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
Parts 1 and 231st July 20152015/1476
Part 431st July 20152015/1476
Sections 45 to 4731st July 20152015/1476
Schedule 131st July 20152015/1476
Schedules 3 and 431st July 20152015/1476
Schedule 5 (partially)31st July 20152015/1476

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