Serious Crime Bill (HL) - House of Commons Bills (Paperback)Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons (author)
Paperback Published: 07/11/2014
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The Bill is in six Parts. Part 1 makes further provision in respect of the recovery of property derived from the proceeds of crime. Part 2 makes amendments to the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Part 3 provides for a new offence of participating in the activities of an organised crime group and strengthens the arrangements for protecting the public from serious crime and gang-related activity provided for in Part 1 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 and Part 4 of the Policing Crime Act 2009 respectively. Part 4 provides for the seizure and forfeiture of substances used as drug-cutting agents. Part 5 amends the criminal law in relation to the offence of child cruelty, make further provision for combating female genital mutilation and provides for a new offence of possession of "paedophile manuals". Part 6 provides for a new offence of possession of a knife or other offensive weapon in prison, provides for or extends extra-territorial jurisdiction in respect of the offences in section 5 (preparation of terrorist acts) and 6 (training for terrorism) of the Terrorism Act 2006 and confers parliamentary approval (as required by section 8 of the European Union Act 2011) for two draft Council Decisions under article 352 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Part 6 also contains minor and consequential amendments to other enactments and general provisions, including provisions about territorial application and commencement.
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