A Bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility; and for connected purposes.
Raise the age of criminal responsibility; and for connected purposes.
Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
In section 50 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (age of criminal responsibility) for “ten” substitute “twelve”.
(1) This Act extends to England and Wales only.
(2) Section 1 comes into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument appoint.
(3) This section comes into force on the day on which this Act is passed.
(4) This Act may be cited as the Age of Criminal Responsibility Act 2016.