Offensive Weapons Bill (HL Bill 149)

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Home Office, are published separately as HL Bill 149—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Baroness Williams of Trafford has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Offensive Weapons Bill are compatible with the Convention rights.

Contents

  1. Sale and delivery of corrosive products

    1. 1. Sale of corrosive products to persons under 18

    2. 2. Defence to remote sale of corrosive products to persons under 18

    3. 3. Delivery of corrosive products to residential premises etc

    4. 4. Delivery of corrosive products to persons under 18

    5. 5. Presumptions in proceedings in Scotland for offence under section 1, 3 or 4

  2. Possession of corrosive substances

    1. 6. Offence of having a corrosive substance in a public place

    2. 7. Presumptions in proceedings in Scotland for offence under section 6

    3. 8. Appropriate custodial sentence for conviction under section 6

    4. 9. Offence under section 6: relevant convictions

    5. 10. Search for corrosive substances: England and Wales

    6. 11. Search for corrosive substances: Scotland

    7. 12. Search for corrosive substances: Northern Ireland

  3. Consequential amendments relating to corrosive products and substances

    1. 13. Consequential amendments relating to corrosive products and substances

  4. Sale and delivery of knives etc

    1. 14. Defence to sale of bladed articles to persons under 18: England and Wales

    2. 15. Defence to sale etc of bladed articles to persons under 18: Scotland

    3. 16. Defence to sale of bladed articles to persons under 18: Northern Ireland

    4. 17. Delivery of bladed products to residential premises etc

    5. 18. Defences to offence under section 17

    6. 19. Meaning of “bladed product” in sections 17 and 18

    7. 20. Delivery of bladed articles to persons under 18

  5. Possession etc of certain offensive weapons

    1. 21. Amendments to the definition of “flick knife”

    2. 22. Prohibition on the possession of certain dangerous knives

    3. 23. Prohibition on the possession of offensive weapons on further education
      premises

    4. 24. Prohibition on the possession of offensive weapons

    5. 25. Prohibition on the possession of offensive weapons: supplementary

    6. 26. Surrender of prohibited offensive weapons

    7. 27. Payments in respect of surrendered offensive weapons

  6. Threatening with offensive weapon etc

    1. 28. Offence of threatening with offensive weapon etc in a public place etc

    2. 29. Offence of threatening with offensive weapon etc on further education
      premises

    3. 30. Offence of threatening with an offensive weapon etc in a private place

    4. 31. Search for corrosive substance on school or further education premises

  7. Prohibition of certain firearms

    1. 32. Prohibition of certain firearms etc: England and Wales and Scotland

    2. 33. Prohibition of certain firearms etc: Northern Ireland

    3. 34. Consequential amendments relating to sections 32 and 33

    4. 35. Surrender of prohibited firearms etc

    5. 36. Payments in respect of surrendered firearms other than bump stocks

    6. 37. Payments in respect of prohibited firearms which are bump stocks

    7. 38. Payments in respect of ancillary equipment

    8. 39. Interpretation of sections 32 to 38

  8. Supplementary

    1. 40. Consequential amendments relating to armed forces

    2. 41. Regulations

    3. 42. Extent

    4. 43. Commencement

    5. 44. Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Corrosive products

    2. Schedule 2

      Consequential amendments relating to sections 32 and 33