- Latest available (Revised)
- Original (As enacted)
There are outstanding changes not yet made by the legislation.gov.uk editorial team to Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001. Any changes that have already been made by the team appear in the content and are referenced with annotations.
Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. Changes and effects are recorded by our editorial team in lists which can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. Where those effects have yet to be applied to the text of the legislation by the editorial team they are also listed alongside the legislation in the affected provisions. Use the ‘more’ link to open the changes and effects relevant to the provision you are viewing.
This section lists the commencement orders yet to be applied to the whole Act. These effects are included in this view as they may be (but won’t necessarily be) relevant to the specific provision that you are viewing. Where applicable the commencement orders are listed under two headings, firstly those that bring some part of the Act you are viewing into force and secondly, those that bring into force legislation that affects some part of the legislation you are viewing. If you are viewing a prospective version or there is a prospective version available there may be commencement orders listed here that are relevant to the provision you are viewing.
Commencement Orders bringing legislation that affects this Act into force:
(1)After section 12(4) of the Theft Act 1968 (c.60) (offence of taking a conveyance without authority) there shall be inserted—
“(4A)Proceedings for an offence under subsection (1) above (but not proceedings of a kind falling within subsection (4) above) in relation to a mechanically propelled vehicle—
(a)shall not be commenced after the end of the period of three years beginning with the day on which the offence was committed; but
(b)subject to that, may be commenced at any time within the period of six months beginning with the relevant day.
(4B)In subsection (4A)(b) above “the relevant day” means—
(a)in the case of a prosecution for an offence under subsection (1) above by a public prosecutor, the day on which sufficient evidence to justify the proceedings came to the knowledge of any person responsible for deciding whether to commence any such prosecution;
(b)in the case of a prosecution for an offence under subsection (1) above which is commenced by a person other than a public prosecutor after the discontinuance of a prosecution falling within paragraph (a) above which relates to the same facts, the day on which sufficient evidence to justify the proceedings came to the knowledge of the person who has decided to commence the prosecution or (if later) the discontinuance of the other prosecution;
(c)in the case of any other prosecution for an offence under subsection (1) above, the day on which sufficient evidence to justify the proceedings came to the knowledge of the person who has decided to commence the prosecution.
(4C)For the purposes of subsection (4A)(b) above a certificate of a person responsible for deciding whether to commence a prosecution of a kind mentioned in subsection (4B)(a) above as to the date on which such evidence as is mentioned in the certificate came to the knowledge of any person responsible for deciding whether to commence any such prosecution shall be conclusive evidence of that fact.”
(2)Subsection (1) applies in relation to offences committed on or after the day appointed for the purposes of this section by an order under section 44.
(1)The Secretary of State may make payments in respect of the whole or any part of the expenditure of a public authority in relation to—
(a)the prevention or detection of offences to which subsection (2) applies; or
(b)any enforcement action or proceedings in respect of such offences or any alleged such offences.
(2)This subsection applies to offences under—
(a)section 16 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c.27) which consist in contraventions of restrictions on the speed of vehicles imposed under section 14 of that Act;
(b)subsection (4) of section 17 of that Act which consist in contraventions of restrictions on the speed of vehicles imposed under that section;
(c)section 88(7) of that Act (temporary minimum speed limits);
(d)section 89(1) of that Act (speeding offences generally);
(e)section 36(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c.52) which consist in the failure to comply with an indication given by a light signal that vehicular traffic is not to proceed.
(3)Payments under this section shall be made to—
(a)the public authority in respect of whose expenditure the payments are being made; or
(b)any other public authority for payment, in accordance with arrangements agreed with the Secretary of State, to, or on behalf of, the public authority in respect of whose expenditure the payments are being made.
(4)Payments under this section shall be paid at such times, in such manner and subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State may determine.
(5)In this section “ ” means—
(a)any highway authority (within the meaning of the Highways Act 1980 (c.66));
(b)any police authority established under section 3 of the Police Act 1996 (c.16), the Metropolitan Police Authority or the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a police authority;
(c)any responsible authority (within the meaning of section 55 of the Justices of the Peace Act 1997 (c. 25)) or the Greater London Magistrates’ Courts Authority; and
(d)any body or other person not falling within paragraphs (a) to (c) and so far as exercising functions of a public nature.
Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.
Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.
Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.
Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.
Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.
Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:
Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:
Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including: