Serious Crime Act 2015
- Type of Bill:
- Government Bill
- Lord Taylor of Holbeach
- Mrs Theresa May
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Lords
- House of Lords
- House of Commons
- Royal Assent
- Royal Assent 3 March, 2015 | 03.03.2015
Act of Parliament
|Serious Crime Act 2015 c.9||09.03.2015|
Latest news on the Serious Crime Act 2015
Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 3 March. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).
Summary of the Serious Crime Act 2015A Bill to Amend the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the Computer Misuse Act 1990, Part 4 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009, section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933, the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Terrorism Act 2006; to make provision about involvement in organised crime groups and about serious crime prevention orders; to make provision for the seizure and forfeiture of drug-cutting agents; to create an offence of communicating sexually with a child; to make it an offence to possess an item that contains advice or guidance about committing sexual offences against children; to create an offence in relation to controlling or coercive behaviour in intimate or family relationships; to make it an offence to possess a knife or offensive weapon inside a prison; to make provision for the prevention or restriction of the use of communication devices by persons detained in custodial institutions; to make provision approving for the purposes of section 8 of the European Union Act 2011 certain draft decisions under Article 352 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union relating to serious crime; and for connected purposes.
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