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Autism Act 2009

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)
Sponsors:
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Baroness Pitkeathley

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Autism Act 2009 | PDF version, 64KB 12.11.2009

Latest news on the Autism Act 2009

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 12 November.

The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Summary of the Autism Act 2009

Following amendments in a Public Bill Committee, which debates and examines the Bill clause by clause, the Bill would require the Secretary of State for Health to publish an adult autism strategy and to issue associated statutory guidance. It would also place a duty on local authorities and NHS bodies to act under this guidance.

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