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Departmental Legislation

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what criminal offences have been created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since July 2007. (198283)

As there have been no Northern Ireland Acts of Parliament since July 2007, no criminal offences have been created.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what criminal offences have been abolished by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since May 1997. (198321)

Acts of Parliament sponsored by my Department since May 1997 have repealed the following offences.

Repealing Act

Offence

Statutory reference of offence

Terrorism (Northern Ireland) Act 2006

Wilfully obstructing HM Forces or constable exercising power under this section

Section 87 of Terrorism Act 2000

Failure to stop when required under this section; refusing to answer question; failure to answer to best of knowledge and ability question under this section

Section 89 of Terrorism Act 2000

Interfering with works executed re section 91 or 92; interfering with any apparatus etc. used under those powers

Section 93 of Terrorism Act 2000

Interfering with road closure works etc.; executing certain bypass works; possessing etc. materials for executing bypass works; occupant knowingly permitting above on his land

Section 94 of Terrorism Act 2000

Failure to stop vehicle when required under part VII

Section 95 of Terrorism Act 2000

Failure to comply with regulations made by Secretary of State to preserve peace or maintain order

Section 96 of Terrorism Act 2000

Collecting, recording, publishing, communicating or eliciting information about a person, which is likely to be of use to terrorists; possessing document or record with such information

Section 103 of Terrorism Act 2000

Contravening restraint order

Paragraph 37, schedule 4 to Terrorism Act 2000

Obstructing search under this paragraph

Paragraph 19, schedule 5 to Terrorism Act 2000

Contravening order made under this paragraph

Paragraph 20, schedule 5 to Terrorism Act 2000

Failure to comply with requirement under this schedule; wilfully obstructing search of premises hereunder

Paragraph 10, schedule 10 to Terrorism Act 2000

Failure to stop when required under paragraph 6 of this schedule

Paragraph 11, schedule 10 to Terrorism Act 2000

Obtaining (increased) compensation by deception; knowingly making false or misleading statement; making statement he does not believe to be true; knowingly failing to disclose material fact

Paragraph 12, schedule 12 to Terrorism Act 2000

Providing or offering to provide security services for reward without licence

Paragraph 2, schedule 13 to Terrorism Act 2000

Publishing or causing to be published an advertisement for the provision of security services by someone who does not hold a licence

Paragraph 3, schedule 13 to Terrorism Act 2000

Paying money to someone re security services when they do not hold a licence

Paragraph 4, schedule 13 to Terrorism Act 2000

Making false or misleading statement when applying for a security licence

Paragraph 6, schedule 13 to Terrorism Act 2000

Failure to comply with paragraph 13 or 14 of this schedule

Paragraph 15, schedule 13 to Terrorism Act 2000

Failure to comply with requirement to produce records about person employed as security guard

Paragraph 16, schedule 13 to Terrorism Act 2000

Keeping record of person employed as security guard which is false or misleading

Paragraph 17, schedule 13 to Terrorism Act 2000

Failure to surrender to custody while on bail for a scheduled offence

Paragraph 1, schedule 2 to Justice (NI) Act 2004

Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2004

Failure of person on bail to present himself to court

Section 26(d) of Prison Act (NI) 1953

Northern Ireland Act 1998

Discrimination by public authority on grounds of religion or political opinion

Section 19 of Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973

Public authority requiring person to take oath / make declaration on appointment (etc.)

Section 21 of Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973

Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1998

Escaping or failing to return as required to detention under interim custody order or detention order; rescuing, assisting, harbouring such escaper etc.

Paragraph 13, schedule 3 to Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996

Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998

Unlawful possession of arms or ammunition; assuming dress or name of constable.

Section 25 of Constabulary (Ireland) Act 1836

Obtaining pension by fraud.

Section 9 of Constabulary and Police (Ireland) Act 1883

Pretending to be member of RUC

Section 20 of Criminal Justice Act (NI) 1953

Assault on, or obstruction of, a constable

Section 7 of Criminal Justice (Misc. Provisions) Act (NI) 1968

Disclosure of information contravening this article

Article 18 of Police (NI) Order 1987

Disclosure of information contravening this paragraph.

Paragraph 15, schedule 1 to Police (NI) Order 1987

Disclosure of information contravening this article

Article 28 of Police (Am)(NI) Order 1995

Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998

Organising a procession (etc.) where requirements not satisfied

Article 3 of Public Order (NI) Order 1987

Knowingly taking part in public procession as member of unregistered (etc.) band

Article 6 of Public Order (NI) Order 1987

Failure to comply with constable's requirement to surrender alcohol/state name and address

Article 6A of Public Order (NI) Order 1987

Endeavouring to break up lawful public procession

Article 7(1) of Public Order (NI) Order 1987