Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [HL]

Explanatory Notes

Territorial extent and application

7. Clause 2(1) sets out the territorial extent of the Bill, that is the jurisdiction of which the Bill forms part of the law. The extent of a Bill can be different from its application. Application is about where a Bill produces a practical effect. The provisions of the Bill extend and apply to England and Wales only, as does section 8 of the 1989 Act which it seeks to amend.

8. See the table in Annex A for a summary of the position regarding territorial extent and application in the United Kingdom. The table also summarises the position regarding legislative consent motions.


Prepared 26th March 2019