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Criminal Offences

Volume 405: debated on Monday 12 May 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list, broken down by Act, the criminal offences created in legislation sponsored by his Department and its predecessors since 1997. [111790]

The following information covers Acts of Parliament for which the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has current responsibility.The Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 created two new offences in relation to rights of entry.

The Local Government Act 1999 created one new offence. This Act also gives my right. hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister a power to make regulations, breach of which may also constitute an offence. The Greater London Authority Act 1999 created 17 offences and confers bylaw making powers, breach of which may also constitute an offence.

The Local Government Act 2000 created 4 offences.

The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2000 created 2 offences.