Postal Services Bill - continued        House of Commons

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Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c.13)
     1. In Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (departments etc. subject to investigation), after the entry for the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys there shall be inserted-
    " Consumer Council for Postal Services".
House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c.24)
     2. - (1) Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (offices disqualifying for membership) shall be amended as follows.
      (2) In Part II (bodies of which all members are disqualified), there shall be inserted at the appropriate place-
    " The Consumer Council for Postal Services."
      (3) In Part III (other disqualifying offices), there shall be inserted at the appropriate place-
    " Director of the Post Office company (within the meaning of Part IV of the Postal Services Act 2000) being a director nominated or appointed by a Minister of the Crown or by a person acting on behalf of the Crown.".
Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.46)
     3. In section 11 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (jurisdiction over certain offences committed outside Scotland), after subsection (4) there shall be inserted-
    "(5) Where a person in any part of the United Kingdom outside Scotland-
    (a) steals or attempts to steal any mail-bag or postal packet in the course of its transmission by post, or any of the contents of such a mail-bag or postal packet; or
    (b) in stealing or with intent to steal any such mail-bag or postal packet or any of its contents commits any robbery, attempted robbery or assault with intent to rob,
  he is guilty of the offence mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) as if he had committed it in Scotland and shall be liable to be prosecuted, tried and punished there without proof that the offence was committed there.
      (6) Any expression used in subsection (5) and in the Postal Services Act 2000 has the same meaning in that subsection as it has in that Act.".
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