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SCHEDULES

Section 1

SCHEDULE 1 Corrosive products

1 This is the table referred to in section 1(11)—

Name of substance and Chemical Abstracts
Registry number (CAS RN)
5Concentration limit (weight in weight)
Ammonium hydroxide (CAS RN 1336-
21-6)
10% w/w
Formic acid (CAS RN 64-18-6) 10% w/w
Hydrochloric acid (CAS RN 7647-01-0) 1010% w/w
Hydrofluoric acid (CAS RN 7664-39-3) 0% w/w
Nitric acid (CAS RN 7697-37-2) 3% w/w
Phosphoric acid (CAS RN 7664-38-2) 70% w/w
Sodium hydroxide (CAS RN 1310-73-2) 12% w/w
Sodium hypochlorite (CAS RN 7681-
52-9)
1510% w/w
Sulfuric acid (CAS RN 7664-93-9) 15% w/w

Section 32

SCHEDULE 2 Consequential amendments relating to sections 30 and 31

20Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (c. 2)1979 (c. 2)

1 The Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 is amended as follows.

2 In section 50(5A) (penalty for improper importation of certain firearms)—

(a) in paragraph (a), after “(af)” insert “, (ag), (ah), (ba)”, and

(b) in paragraph (b), after “(e)” insert “, (ea), (eb), (fa)”.

3 25In section 68(4A) (penalty for offence in relation to exportation of certain
firearms)—

(a) in paragraph (a), after “(af)” insert “, (ag), (ah), (ba)”, and

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(b) in paragraph (b), after “(e)” insert “, (ea), (eb), (fa)”.

4 In section 170(4A) (penalty for customs offences relating to certain
firearms)—

(a) in paragraph (a), after “(af)” insert “, (ag), (ah), (ba)”, and

(b) 5in paragraph (b), after “(e)” insert “, (ea), (eb), (fa)”.

5 An amendment made by any of paragraphs 2(a), 3(a) and 4(a) applies only
in relation to an offence in relation to a firearm of a kind specified in section
5(1)(ag), (ah) or (ba) of the Firearms Act 1968 which is committed after the
coming into force of the amendment.

6 10An amendment made by any of paragraphs 2(b), 3(b) and 4(b) applies only
in relation to an offence in relation to a firearm of a kind specified in Article
45(1)(ea), (eb) or (fa) of the Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (SI 2004/
702 (NI 3)) which is committed after the coming into force of the
amendment.

15Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (c. 6)2000 (c. 6)

7 (1) Section 91 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (offenders
under 18 convicted of certain serious offences: power to detain for specified
period) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1A)(a)(i), after “(af)” insert “, (ag), (ah), (ba)”.

(3) 20In subsection (1B)(a), after “(af)” insert “, (ag), (ah), (ba)”.

8 The amendments made by paragraph 7 apply only in relation to—

(a) an offence under section 5(1)(ag), (ah) or (ba) of the Firearms Act
1968 which is committed after the coming into force of paragraph 7,
and

(b) 25an offence under a provision listed in section 51A(1A)(b), (e) or (f) of
that Act in respect of a firearm specified in section 5(1)(ag), (ah) or
(ba) of that Act which is committed after the coming into force of
paragraph 7.

Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (c. 38)2006 (c. 38)

9 30The Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 is amended as follows.

10 In section 29(3)(b) (offence in England and Wales and Scotland of using
someone to mind a weapon: penalties in cases involving certain firearms) for
“mentioned in section 5(1)(a) to (af) or (c)” substitute “specified in section
5(1)(a) to (ah) or (ba)”.

11 35In paragraph 2(3)(b) of Schedule 2 (offence in Northern Ireland of using
someone to mind a weapon: penalties in cases involving certain firearms) for
“mentioned in Article 3(1)(a) or 45(1)(a), (aa), (b), (c), (d), (e) or (g) or (2)(a)”
substitute “specified in Article 3(1)(a) or 45(1)(a), (aa), (b), (c), (d), (e), (ea),
(eb) or (fa) or (2)(a)”.

12 40The amendment made by paragraph 10 applies only in relation to an offence
under section 28 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 which is
committed after the coming into force of paragraph 10.

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13 The amendment made by paragraph 11 applies only in relation to an offence
under paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006
which is committed after the coming into force of paragraph 11.