In response to a question posed in March about the commencement of the Act, Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly confirmed the Government’s position remains that no date has yet been set to bring the Act into force.

The MoJ is continuing to work with interested parties to prepare the way for commencement at the earliest possible date. This is unlikely to be until 2013 (as stated in the report on the implementation of Law Commission proposals presented by the Lord Chancellor to Parliament on 22 March 2012).