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Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary

    1. Part 1: Alcohol-related violence and disorder

    2. Part 2: Weapons

    3. Part 3: Miscellaneous

    4. Part 4: General

  3. Territorial Application: Wales

  4. Background

    1. Part 1: Alcohol-related violence and disorder

      1. Alcohol disorder zones

      2. Power of police to require review of premises licence

      3. Persistent selling of alcohol to children

    2. Part 2: Weapons

    3. Part 3: Miscellaneous

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1: Alcohol-related violence and disorder

      1. Chapter 1: Drinking banning orders

        1. Section 1: Drinking banning orders

        2. Section 2: Duration of drinking banning orders

        3. Section 3: Orders on an application to magistrates’ court

        4. Section 4: Orders in county court proceedings

        5. Section 5: Variation or discharge of orders under section 3 or 4

        6. Section 6: Orders on conviction in criminal proceedings

        7. Section 7: Supplementary provision about orders on conviction

        8. Section 8: Variation or discharge of orders under section 6

        9. Section 9: Interim orders

        10. Section 10: Appeals

        11. Section 11: Breach of drinking banning orders

        12. Section 12: Approved courses

        13. Section 13: Certificates of completion of approved courses

        14. Section 14: Interpretation of Chapter 1

      2. Chapter 2: Alcohol disorder zones

        1. Section 15: Power to impose charges on licence holders in zones

        2. Section 16: Designation of alcohol disorder zones

        3. Section 17: Procedure for designation of zones

        4. Section 18:  Functions of local chief officer of police

        5. Section 19: Guidance about the designation of zones

        6. Section 20: Supplemental provisions for Chapter 2

      3. Chapter 3: Other provisions

        1. Section 21: Power of police to require review of premises licence

        2. Section 22: provisions supplemental to s. 21

        3. Section 23: Offence of persistently selling of alcohol to children

        4. Section 24: Closure notices for persistently selling alcohol to children

        5. Section 25: Mandatory premises licence conditions: door supervision

        6. Section 26: Designated public places

        7. Section 27: Directions to individuals who represent a risk of disorder

    2. Part 2: Weapons

      1. Section 28: Using someone to mind a weapon

      2. Section 29: Penalties for offence under s.28

      3. Section 30: Minimum sentences for certain firearms offences

      4. Section 31: Prohibition on sale or transfer of air weapons except by registered dealers

      5. Section 32: Sales of air weapons by way of trade or business to be face to face

      6. Section 33: Age limits for purchase of air weapons

      7. Section 34: Firing an air weapon beyond premises

      8. Section 35: Restriction on sale and purchase of primers

      9. Section 36: Manufacture, import and sale of realistic imitation firearms

      10. Section 37: Specific defences applying to the offence under s.36

      11. Section 38: Meaning of “realistic imitation firearm”

      12. Section 39: Specification for imitation firearms

      13. Section 40: Supplying imitation firearms to minors

      14. Section 41: Increase of maximum sentence for possessing an imitation firearm

      15. Section 42:  Increase of maximum sentence for offences of having knives

      16. Section 43: Sale of knives and other weapons

      17. Section 44: Sale of crossbows

      18. Section 45: Power of members of staff to search school pupils for weapons

      19. Section 46: Power to search further education students for weapons

      20. Section 47: Power to search persons in attendance centres for weapons.

      21. Section 48: Amendment of police power to search schools for weapons

      22. Section 49: Consequential amendments to minimum sentences

      23. Section 50:  Supplemental provisions for Part 2

      24. Section 51:  Corresponding provision for Northern Ireland

    3. Part 3: Miscellaneous

      1. Section 52: Football-related disorder

      2. Section 53:  Sale and disposal of tickets by unauthorised persons

      3. Section 54: Forfeiture and detention of vehicles

      4. Section 55: Continuity of sexual offences law

      5. Section 56: Cross-border provisions relating to sexual offences

      6. Section 57: Amendment of s.82 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003

      7. Section 58: Power of entry and search of relevant offender’s home address

      8. Section 59: Limitation period for anti-social behaviour orders

      9. Section 60: Parenting orders

      10. Section 61: Committal of young persons of unruly character

      11. Section 62: Offering or agreeing to re-programme mobile telephone

      12. Section 63: Removal of sports grounds from private security industry regulation

    4. Part 4: General

      1. Section 64: Expenses

      2. Section 65: Repeals

      3. Section 66: Short title, commencement and extent

  6. Commencement

  7. Hansard References

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