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Police Reform Act 2002

Section 71: Sex offender orders made in England and Wales or Northern Ireland

376.This section introduces a new section 21A to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. It makes breach of a sex offender order or interim order made in England or Wales (under section 2 or 2A of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998) or Northern Ireland (under Article 6 or 6A of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1998), an offence in Scotland if the breach occurs in Scotland. The effect of this section, when taken together with that of sections 69 and 74, is to make a sex offender order enforceable across the UK, whichever jurisdiction it was made in.

377.This section comes into force on the days that Scottish Ministers will specify by order (see section 108(5)).

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