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Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Act 2020

Section 5 – Coming into force

29.This section deals with when the sections of this Act come into force. With the exception of section 1, the Act’s provisions, including this section, will come into force on the day after the day the Act receives Royal Assent.

30.Section 1, which provides for the abolition of the defence, will come into force at the expiry of the period of two years, beginning with the day after the day on which the Act receives Royal Assent.

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