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Criminal Offences

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many criminal offences her Department has created by Orders in Council in each year since 1997. (88476)

At 27 July 2006 no new criminal offences have been created by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport by Order in Council since 1997. Existing criminal offences have been extended to the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man by the following Orders in Council:

Broadcasting (Guernsey) Order 2003 (SI 2003/3192)

The offences in section 13(1) and section 97(1) of the Broadcasting Act 1990 were extended to Guernsey.

Broadcasting (Isle of Man) Order 2003 (SI 2003/3193)

The offence in section 13(1) of the Broadcasting Act 1990 was extended to the Isle of Man.

Broadcasting (Jersey) Order 2003

The offences in section 13(1) and section 97(1) of the Broadcasting Act 1990 were extended to Jersey.

Wireless Telegraphy (Jersey) Order 2003

The offences in sections 168 to 173 of the Broadcasting Act 1990 were extended to Jersey.

Broadcasting and Communications (Jersey) Order 2004

The offences in section 363(2) and 366(8) of the Communications Act 2003 were extended to Jersey.

Members should consult the texts of the Acts for full details of the offences.