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Serious Crime Bill [HL]

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Home Office, are published separately

as HL Bill 27—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Baroness Scotland of Asthal has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a)

of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Serious Crime Bill [HL] are compatible with the

Convention rights.

 

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Contents

Part 1

Serious Crime Prevention Orders

General

1   

Serious crime prevention orders

2   

Involvement in serious crime: England and Wales orders

3   

Involvement in serious crime: Northern Ireland orders

4   

Involvement in serious crime: supplementary

5   

Type of provision that may be made by orders

General safeguards in relation to orders

6   

Any individual must be 18 or over

7   

Other exceptions

8   

Limited class of applicants for making of orders

9   

Right of third parties to make representations

10   

Notice requirements in relation to orders

Information safeguards

11   

Restrictions on oral answers

12   

Restrictions for legal professional privilege

13   

Restrictions on excluded material and banking information

14   

Restrictions relating to other enactments

15   

Restrictions on use of information obtained

Duration, variation and discharge of orders

16   

Duration of orders

17   

Variation of orders

18   

Discharge of orders

Extension of jurisdiction to Crown Court

19   

Orders by Crown Court on conviction

20   

Powers of Crown Court to vary orders on conviction

 

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21   

Powers of Crown Court to vary orders on breach

22   

Inter-relationship between different types of orders

Appeals

23   

Additional right of appeal from High Court

24   

Appeals from Crown Court to Court of Appeal

Enforcement

25   

Offence of failing to comply with order

26   

Powers of forfeiture in respect of offence

27   

Powers to wind up companies etc: England and Wales

28   

Powers to wind up companies etc: Northern Ireland

Particular types of bodies

29   

Bodies corporate including limited liability partnerships

30   

Other partnerships

31   

Unincorporated associations

32   

Overseas bodies

Supplementary

33   

Proceedings in the High Court

34   

Proceedings in the Crown Court

35   

Functions of applicant authorities

36   

Powers of law enforcement officers to retain documents

Interpretation: Part 1

37   

Interpretation: Part 1

38   

Index of defined expressions: Part 1

Part 2

Encouraging or assisting crime

Inchoate offences

39   

Intentionally encouraging or assisting an offence

40   

Encouraging or assisting an offence believing it will be committed

41   

Encouraging or assisting offences believing one or more will be committed

42   

Proving an offence under this Part

43   

Proving an offence under section 41

44   

Supplemental provisions

Defences

45   

Defence of acting to prevent commission of offence etc.

46   

Defence of acting reasonably

 
 

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Limitation on liability

47   

Protective offences: victims not liable

Jurisdiction and procedure

48   

Jurisdiction

49   

Prosecution of offences triable by reason of Schedule 4

50   

Mode of trial

51   

Persons who may be perpetrators or encouragers etc.

52   

Alternative verdicts

53   

Penalties

Consequential alterations of the law

54   

Abolition of common law replaced by this Part

55   

Repeal of offence of enabling unauthorised access to computer material

56   

Consequential amendments: Part 2

Interpretation: Part 2

57   

Encouraging or assisting the commission of an offence

58   

Being capable of encouraging or assisting

59   

Indirectly encouraging or assisting

60   

Course of conduct

Part 3

Other measures to prevent or disrupt serious and other crime

Chapter 1

Prevention of fraud

Sharing information with anti-fraud organisations

61   

Disclosure of information to prevent fraud

62   

Offence for certain further disclosures of information

63   

Penalty and prosecution for offence under section 62

64   

Data protection rules

Data matching

65   

Data matching

Chapter 2

Proceeds of crime

Assets Recovery Agency

66   

Abolition of Assets Recovery Agency and redistribution of functions etc.

 
 

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Detained cash investigations: use of production orders and warrants

67   

Use of production orders for detained cash investigations

68   

Use of search warrants etc. for detained cash investigations

69   

Further provision about detained cash investigations

Extension of powers of accredited financial investigators

70   

Powers to seize property to which restraint orders apply

71   

Powers to recover cash

72   

Powers in relation to certain investigations

73   

Supplementary provision in relation to new powers

Use of force in executing search warrants: Scotland

74   

Use of force in executing search warrants: Scotland

Chapter 3

Regulation of investigatory powers

75   

Extension of powers of Revenue and Customs

Part 4

General and final provisions

General

76   

Orders of the Secretary of State and the Scottish Ministers

77   

Supplementary, incidental and consequential provision

78   

Transitional and transitory provisions and savings

79   

Repeals and revocations

Final

80   

Extent

81   

Commencement

82   

Short title

Schedule 1   —   

Serious offences

Part 1   —   

Serious offences in England and Wales

Part 2   —   

Serious offences in Northern Ireland

Schedule 2   —   

Functions of applicant authorities under Part 1

Schedule 3   —   

Listed Offences

Part 1   —   

Offences common to England and Wales and Northern Ireland

Part 2   —   

Offences under particular enactments: England and Wales

Part 3   —   

Other offences: England and Wales

Part 4   —   

Offences under particular enactments: Northern Ireland

Part 5   —   

Other offences: Northern Ireland

Schedule 4   —   

Extra-territoriality

 
 

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Schedule 5   —   

Minor and consequential amendments: Part 2

Part 1   —   

References to common law offence of incitement

Part 2   —   

Other minor and consequential amendments

Schedule 6   —   

Data matching

Schedule 7   —   

Abolition of Assets Recovery Agency and its Director

Part 1   —   

Abolition of confiscation functions

Part 2   —   

Transfer of civil recovery functions

Part 3   —   

Transfer or abolition of Revenue functions

Part 4   —   

Transfer of investigation functions

Part 5   —   

Transfer of accreditation and training functions

Part 6   —   

Other amendments to 2002 Act

Part 7   —   

Amendments to other enactments

Schedule 8   —   

Transfers to SOCA or NPIA

Schedule 9   —   

Detained cash investigations: further provision

Schedule 10   —   

Powers to recover cash: financial investigators

Schedule 11   —   

Revenue and Customs: regulation of investigatory powers

Schedule 12   —   

Transitional and transitory provisions and savings

Schedule 13   —   

Repeals and revocations

 
 

 
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