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Criminal Offences

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list, broken down by Act, the Criminal offences created in legislation sponsored by her Department since 1997. [111788]

[pursuant to his answer, 12 May 2003, Official Report, c.28W]: This answer has been amended to include one offence created by an item of secondary legislation. The number of offences created under the Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) Act 2000 has also been revised from one to two.The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has enacted three measures since 1997 which created new criminal offences (one of which was created by secondary legislation). These are the Royal Parks (Trading) Act 2000 which created one offence, the Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) Act 2000 which created two offences, and the Regulatory Reform (Special Occasions Licensing) Order 2001 (IS 2001/3937) which created one offence. The last mentioned Order has been amended on two occasions (by SI 2002/1062 and SI 2002/3205).