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24(1)In section 1(2) (Group A offences), omit the entries in paragraph (a) relating to sections 15, 15A, 16 and 20(2) of the Theft Act 1968.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)Omit section 1(2)(b).
(3)Before section 1(2)(c) insert—
“(bb)an offence under any of the following provisions of the Fraud Act 2006—
(i)section 1 (fraud);
(ii)section 6 (possession etc. of articles for use in frauds);
(iii)section 7 (making or supplying articles for use in frauds);
(iv)section 9 (participating in fraudulent business carried on by sole trader etc.);
(v)section 11 (obtaining services dishonestly).”
25(1)Amend section 2 (jurisdiction in respect of Group A offences) as follows.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)In subsection (1), after “means” insert “ (subject to subsection (1A)) ”.
(3)After subsection (1) insert—
“(1A)In relation to an offence under section 1 of the Fraud Act 2006 (fraud), “relevant event” includes—
(a)if the fraud involved an intention to make a gain and the gain occurred, that occurrence;
(b)if the fraud involved an intention to cause a loss or to expose another to a risk of loss and the loss occurred, that occurrence.”
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