Crime and Security Act 2010
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Commons
- House of Commons
- House of Lords
- Royal Assent
- Royal Assent 8 April, 2010 | 08.04.2010
Act of Parliament
|Crime and Security Act 2010 c.17 | PDF version, 840KB||09.04.2010|
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Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 8 April. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).
Summary of the Crime and Security Act 2010
This Bill contains a range of policing, crime and security measures.
- reduces information requirements for police stops and searches
- establishes new time limits for the retention of DNA samples, DNA profiles and fingerprints (following a European Court of Human Rights judgement) together with extensions to the circumstances in which such samples can be collected
- introduces a new Domestic Violence Protection Notice, by which a senior police officer could require a suspected perpetrator to stop molesting a victim and to leave the premises, pending application to court for the Bill’s new Domestic Violence Protection Order
- extends the new injunctions to prevent gang-related violence to under 18s
- strengthens the legal assumption that a court will make a parenting order when 10-15 year olds are convicted for a breach of an anti-social behaviour order
- establishes a new licensing requirement for businesses carrying out vehicle immobilisation, in addition to the existing one for individuals
- introduces a new criminal offence of possessing a mobile telephone in prison
- introduces a new offence of allowing minors access to air weapons
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