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Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill

A Bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility




Raise the age of criminal responsibility.

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:—

1 Increase in age of criminal responsibility

In section 50 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (age of criminal responsibility) for “ten” substitute “12”.

2 Extent, commencement and short title

(1) This Act extends to England and Wales only.

(2) This Act comes into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument appoint.

(3) This Act may be cited as the Age of Criminal Responsibility Act 2017.

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