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Section 10.

SCHEDULE 2E+W+S+N.I. Supplementary Amendments

Adaptations of enactments referring to felonyE+W+S+N.I.

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3(1)In section 28 of the M1Criminal Law Act 1826 (which enables assize courts and, as extended by section 8 of the M2Criminal Justice Administration Act 1851, courts of quarter sessions to award compensation to those active in apprehending persons charged with murder and certain other offences)—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)for the words “superior criminal court of a county palatine or court of great sessions” there shall be substituted the words “or quarter sessions”, and accordingly there shall be omitted the words from “and where any person shall appear to any court of sessions of the peace” to “other courts hereinbefore mentioned”; and

(b)for the words from “murder” to “been stolen” there shall be substituted the words “an arrestable offence” and for the words “any of the said offences” there shall be substituted the words “that offence”.

(2)In section 30 of the M3Criminal Law Act 1826 (which enables compensation to be awarded to the family of anyone killed in trying to apprehend a person charged with an offence mentioned in section 28) for the words “any of the offences hereinbefore last mentioned” there shall be substituted the words “an arrestable offence”.

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C1The text of S. 10(2), S. 13(2), Sch. 2 paras. 3, 4, 6, 10, 12(2), 13(1)(a)(c)(d), 14, Sch. 3 and Sch. 4 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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4In section 8 of the M4Carriers Act 1830 (under which the protection given by that Act to common carriers does not extend to the felonious acts of their servants) for the words “the felonious acts” there shall be substituted the words “any theft, embezzlement or forgery”.E+W+S+N.I.

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C2The text of S. 10(2), S. 13(2), Sch. 2 paras. 3, 4, 6, 10, 12(2), 13(1)(a)(c)(d), 14, Sch. 3 and Sch. 4 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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5In the following enactments (which confer on the police powers of entry into vessels on suspicion of felony), that is to say,—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)section 34 of the M5Metropolitan Police Act 1839;

(b)section 9 of the M6Canals (Offences) Act 1840;

for the expressions “felony” and “felonies” there shall be substituted the expressions “arrestable offence” and “arrestable offences”; and any enactment for the same or like purposes which is contained in any local or private Act shall be modified as near as may be in the same way.

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6In the following enactments (which provide for the trial of murder or manslaughter where any person dies in a country after being feloniously stricken out of it or vice versa), that is to say,—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)section 3 of the M7Admiralty Offences (Colonial) Act 1849;

(b)section 1 of the M8Admiralty Offences (Colonial) Act 1860;

(c)section 10 of the M9Offences against the Person Act 1861;

for the word “feloniously”, wherever occurring, there shall be substituted the word “criminally”.

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C3The text of S. 10(2), S. 13(2), Sch. 2 paras. 3, 4, 6, 10, 12(2), 13(1)(a)(c)(d), 14, Sch. 3 and Sch. 4 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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8The following enactments (which make it an offence to make or have gunpowder etc. for the purpose of a felony mentioned in the Act in question, and confer powers of search for such gunpowder etc.), that is to say,—E+W+S+N.I.

(a) . . . F4

. . . F5 sections 64 and 65 of the Offences against the M10Person Act 1861;

shall have effect as if the references to felonies mentioned in the Act included any offence so mentioned for which a person (not previously convicted) may be tried on indictment otherwise than at his own instance.

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10In section 23 of the M11Regimental Debts Act 1893 (which applies the provisions of that Act as to the collection and disposal of the effects of a deceased serviceman to the case of a serviceman convicted by a civil court of felony) for the words “or is convicted by a civil court of any offence which by the law of England is felony” there shall be substituted the words “or, in consequence of a conviction by or before a court of ordinary criminal jurisdiction, is sentenced to death or is imprisoned or detained to serve a sentence of three months or more”.E+W+S+N.I.

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C4The text of S. 10(2), S. 13(2), Sch. 2 paras. 3, 4, 6, 10, 12(2), 13(1)(a)(c)(d), 14, Sch. 3 and Sch. 4 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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(2)A person guilty of any offence under section 33(1) of the Larceny Act 1916 (receiving) shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years; but—

(a)in the M12Bankruptcy Act 1914, in section 154(3) (which was added by the M13Bankruptcy Amendment Act 1926, and in certain cases makes a person receiving property fraudulently disposed of by a bankrupt liable to the same punishment as a receiver of property obtained by a misdemeanour), for the words following the word “liable” there shall be substituted the words “on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for not more than seven years or on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding a hundred pounds or to both”; and

(b)in the M14Companies Act 1948, in section 328(2), there shall be omitted paragraph (a) and in paragraph (b) the words “in Scotland”.

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(6)Nothing in this Act shall affect the punishment provided by section 33 of the M15Larceny Act 1916 for offences committed before the commencement of Part I of this Act.

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C5The text of S. 10(2), S. 13(2), Sch. 2 paras. 3, 4, 6, 10, 12(2), 13(1)(a)(c)(d), 14, Sch. 3 and Sch. 4 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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13(1)The following provisions (under which on a trial on indictment a person may be found guilty of certain offences if found not guilty on a charge of another offence) shall cease to have effect:—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)in the M16Offences against the Person Act 1861, section 60 proviso as extended by any subsequent enactment (conviction of concealment of birth on charge of murder, child destruction or infanticide);

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(c)in the M17Children and Young Persons Act 1933, section 1(4) (conviction of cruelty to person under 16 on charge of infanticide or, in certain cases, of manslaughter);

(d)in the M18Sexual Offences Act 1956, in Schedlule 2,—

(i)in item 1(a), paragraphs (iv), (v), (vi) and (viii) in column 4 (conviction of intercourse with girl under 13, or under 16, or with defective, or of incest, on charge of rape);

(ii)in item 2(a) the whole entry in column 4 (conviction of procuring intercourse by threats, by false pretences or by administering drugs, or of intercourse with girl under 16, or with defective, on charge of intercourse with girl under 13);

(iii)in items 6 and 26 the whole entry in column 4 (conviction of permitting person under 16 to reside in or frequent a brothel on charge of allowing girl under 13, or under 16, to use premises for intercourse);

(iv)in item 14(a) paragraph (iii) in column 4 (conviction of intercourse with defective on charge of incest);

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C6The text of S. 10(2), S. 13(2), Sch. 2 paras. 3, 4, 6, 10, 12(2), 13(1)(a)(c)(d), 14, Sch. 3 and Sch. 4 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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14In the M19Sexual Offences Act 1956, in the following provisions relating to girls not under the age of 13 but under the age of 16, the words “not under the age of 13 but” shall be omitted, that is to say,—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)in section 6(1) (intercourse with girl under 16); and

(b)in section 26 (permitting girl under 16 to use premises for intercourse);

and accordingly in Schedule 2, in items 10(a) and 26, for the words “between 13 and16” there shall be substituted the words “under 16”.

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C7The text of S. 10(2), S. 13(2), Sch. 2 paras. 3, 4, 6, 10, 12(2), 13(1)(a)(c)(d), 14, Sch. 3 and Sch. 4 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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15(1)F12. . . The M20Criminal Jurisdiction Act 1802, shall extend to offences ceasing to be felony by virtue of this Act.E+W+S+N.I.

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F12Words in Sch. 2 para. 15(1) repealed (8.11.1995) by 1995 c. 44, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt.II.

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