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(1)This Part applies to two groups of offences—
(a)any offence mentioned in subsection (2) (a “Group A offence”); and
(b)any offence mentioned in subsection (3) (a “Group B offence”).
(2)The Group A offences are—
(a)an offence under any of the following provisions of the M1Theft Act 1968—
section 1 (theft);
section 15 (obtaining property by deception);
[F1section 15A (obtaining a money transfer by deception);]
section 16 (obtaining pecuniary advantage by deception);
section 17 (false accounting);
section 19 (false statements by company directors, etc.);
section 20(2) (procuring execution of valuable security by deception);
section 21 (blackmail);
section 22 (handling stolen goods);
[F2section 24A (retaining credits from dishonest sources, etc.]
(b)an offence under either of the following provisions of the M2Theft Act 1978—
section 1 (obtaining services by deception);
section 2 (avoiding liability by deception);
(c)an offence under any of the following provisions of the M3Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981—
section 1 (forgery);
section 2 (copying a false instrument);
section 3 (using a false instrument);
section 4 (using a copy of a false instrument);
section 5 (offences which relate to money orders, share certificates, passports, etc.);
[F3section 14 (offences of counterfeiting notes and coins);
F3section 15 (offences of passing etc counterfeit notes and coins);
F3section 16 (offences involving the custody or control of counterfeit notes and coins);
F3section 17 (offences involving the making or custody or control of counterfeiting materials and implements);
F3section 20 (prohibition of importation of counterfeit notes and coins);
F3section 21 (prohibition of exportation of counterfeit notes and coins);]
(d)the common law offence of cheating in relation to the public revenue.
(3)The Group B offences are—
(a)conspiracy to commit a Group A offence;
(b)conspiracy to defraud;
(c)attempting to commit a Group A offence;
(d)incitement to commit a Group A offence.
(4)The Secretary of State may by order amend subsection (2) or (3) by adding or removing any offence.
(5)The power to make such an order shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.
(6)No order shall be made under subsection (4) unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.
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