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Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017

Statement made on 29 April 2019

Statement UIN HCWS1526


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.

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This statement has also been made in the House of Lords

Ministry of Justice
Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017
Lord Keen of Elie
The Lords Spokesperson
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 29 April 2019