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Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 17 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criminal offences have been created by each Act sponsored by her Department since May 1997. (156309)

In the period since 1997, the Home Office has had responsibility for a wide range of subjects, including electoral law, data protection, licensing, police, prisons, criminal law and criminal justice, as well as immigration, serious crime and terrorism, and brought forward legislation on these issues as appropriate. In some cases, the legislation created new offences; in other cases, it re-enacted, or gave statutory form to, existing offences, sometimes with modifications to their extent or scope.

A list of all criminal offences created in all Acts sponsored by the Home Office since 1997 is not held centrally, and could be produced only at disproportionate cost in time and resources.