Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017:Written statement - HCWS1526

Ministry of Justice
Made on: 29 April 2019
Made by: Mr David Gauke (The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice)

Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017

The Ministry of Justice is today publishing the response to the consultation paper Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017: Implementing the Act. The response collates views from a variety of key stakeholders on the department’s proposals for bringing the Act into force. The response will be available on

I have placed a copy of the response in the libraries of both Houses.

It remains the Government’s intention to bring the Act into force in July 2019.

This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS1488

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