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Sexual Offences Act 1967

1967 CHAPTER 60

An Act to amend the law of England and Wales relating to homosexual acts.

[27th July 1967]

F11 Amendment of law relating to homosexual acts in private.E+W

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F2S. 2 repealed (3.11.1994) by 1994 c. 33, ss. 146(3)(4), 168(3), Sch.11.

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F3S. 3 repealed (3.11.1994) by 1994 c. 33, s. 168(3),Sch. 11.

F44 Procuring others to commit homosexual acts.E+W

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F55 Living on earnings of male prostitution.E+W

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6 Premises resorted to for homosexual practices.E+W

Premises shall be treated for purposes of sections 33 to 35 of the Act of 1956 as a brothel if people resort to it for the purpose of lewd homosexual practices in circumstances in which resort thereto for lewd heterosexual practices would have led to its being treated as a brothel for the purposes of those sections.

F67 Time limit on prosecutions.E+W

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8 Restrictions on prosecutions. E+W+S+N.I.

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F910 Past offences.E+W

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11 Short title, citation, interpretation, saving and extent.E+W

(1)This Act may be cited as the Sexual Offences Act 1967 and the Act of 1956 and this Act may be cited as the Sexual Offences Acts 1956 and 1967.

(2)In this Act “the Act of 1952” means the M1Magistrates’ Courts Act 1952 and “the Act of 1956” means the M2Sexual Offences Act 1956.

(3)Section 46 of the Act of 1956 (interpretation of “man”, “boy” and other expressions) shall apply for the purposes of the provisions of this Act as it applied for the purposes of the provisions of that Act.

(4)References in this Act to any enactment shall, except in so far as the context otherwise requires, be construed as references to that enactment as amended or applied by or under any subsequent enactment including this Act.

(5)This Act shall not extend to Scotland or Northern Ireland.

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