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Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Forgery and Kindred Offences

    1. Offences

      1. 1. The offence of forgery.

      2. 2. The offence of copying a false instrument.

      3. 3. The offence of using a false instrument.

      4. 4. The offence of using a copy of a false instrument.

      5. 5. Offences relating to money orders, share certificates, passports, etc.

    2. Penalties etc.

      1. 6. Penalties for offences under Part I.

      2. 7. Powers of search, forfeiture, etc.

    3. Interpretation of Part I

      1. 8. Meaning of “instrument”.

      2. 9. Meaning of “false” and “making”.

      3. 10. Meaning of “prejudice” and “induce”.

    4. Miscellaneous

      1. ll. Amendments of Mental Health Acts.

      2. 12. Amendments of Road Traffic Act and Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981.

      3. 13. Abolition of offence of forgery at common law.

  3. Part II Counterfeiting and Kindred Offences

    1. Offences

      1. 14. Offences of counterfeiting notes and coins.

      2. 15. Offences of passing etc. counterfeit notes and coins.

      3. 16. Offences involving the custody or control of counterfeit notes and coins.

      4. 17. Offences involving the making or custody or control of counterfeiting materials and implements.

      5. 18. The offence of reproducing British currency notes.

      6. 19. Offences of making etc. imitation British coins.

    2. Prohibition of importation and exportation of counterfeits

      1. 20. Prohibition of importation of counterfeit notes and coins.

      2. 21. Prohibition of exportation of counterfeit notes and coins.

    3. Penalties etc.

      1. 22. Penalties for offences under Part II.

      2. 23. Penalties for offences under Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 relating to counterfeits.

      3. 24. Powers of search, forfeiture, etc.

      4. 25. Directors’ etc. liability.

      5. 26. Amendment of Schedule 1 to the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980.

    4. Interpretation of Part II

      1. 27. Meaning of “currency note” and “protected coin”.

      2. 28. Meaning of “counterfeit”.

  4. Part III Miscellaneous and General

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 29. Amendment of Post Office Act 1953.

    2. 30. Repeals

    3. Extent

      1. 31. Scotland.

      2. 32. Northern Ireland.

    4. Commencement and short title

      1. 33. Commencement.

      2. 34. Citation.

    1. SCHEDULE

      Repeals

      1. Part I General Repeals Consequential on Part I

      2. Part II General Repeals Consequential on Part II

      3. Part III Northern Ireland Legislation—Repeals Consequential on Parts I and II

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