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Policing and Crime Act 2009

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background and Summary

  3. Overview

  4. Territorial Extent and Application

    1. Territorial Application: Wales

    2. Territorial Application: Scotland

    3. Territorial Application: Northern Ireland

    4. Part 1 – Police Reform

      1. Public accountability

        1. Section 1 Duty of police authorities in relation to public accountability

      2. Appointments of senior officers

        1. Section 2 Police Senior Appointments Panel

        2. Section 3 Regulations about senior officers

        3. Section 4 Metropolitan police force appointments

      3. Police co-operation

        1. Section 5 Police collaboration

        2. Section 6 Authorisations to interfere with property

        3. Section 7 Authorisations for obtaining and disclosing communications data

        4. Section 8 Authorisations for covert human intelligence sources: conditions

        5. Section 9 Authorisations for surveillance

        6. Section 10 Police officers engaged on service outside their force

        7. Section 11 Police equipment

        8. Section 12 Police procedures and practices

        9. Section 13 Police facilities and services

    5. Part 2 – Sexual Offences and Sex Establishments

      1. Prostitution

        1. Section 14 Paying for sexual services of a prostitute subjected to force : England and Wales

        2. Section 15 Paying for sexual services of a prostitute subject to force : Northern Ireland

        3. Section 16 Amendment to offence of loitering for the purposes of prostitution

        4. Section 17 Orders requiring attendance at meetings and Schedule 1 Schedule to the Street Offences Act 1959

        5. Section 18 Rehabilitation of offenders: orders under section 1(2A) of the Street Offences Act 1959

        6. Section 19 Soliciting: England and Wales

        7. Section 20 Soliciting: Northern Ireland

      2. Closure orders: sexual offences

        1. Section 21 and Schedule 2 Closure orders

          1. Closure Notices

          2. Enforcement

          3. Extension and discharge of closure order

          4. Appeals

          5. Access to other premises

          6. Reimbursement of costs

          7. Exemption from liability for certain damages

          8. Compensation

          9. General

      3. Orders imposed on sex offenders

        1. Section 22 Time limits

        2. Section 23 Foreign travel orders: grounds

        3. Section 24 Foreign travel orders: duration

        4. Section 25 Foreign travel orders: surrender of passports

      4. Indecent photographs of children

        1. Section 26 Penalty for contravening notice relating to encrypted information

      5. Sex establishments

        1. Section 27 Regulation of lap dancing and other sexual entertainment venues

        2. Schedule 3 Lap dancing and other sexual entertainment venues : transitional provision

    6. Part 3 – Alcohol Misuse

      1. Section 28 Selling alcohol to children

      2. Section 29 Confiscating alcohol from young persons

      3. Section 30 Offence of persistently possessing alcohol in a public place

      4. Section 31 Directions to individuals who represent a risk to disorder

      5. Section 32 and Schedule 4 Mandatory licensing conditions relating to alcohol

      6. Section 33 Individual members of licensing authorities to be interested parties

    7. Part 4 – Injunctions: Gang-Related Violence

      1. Power to grant injunctions

        1. Section 34 Injunctions to prevent gang-related violence

      2. Contents of injunctions

        1. Section 35 Contents of injunctions

        2. Section 36 Contents of injunctions: supplemental

      3. Applications

        1. Section 37 Applications for injunctions under section 34

        2. Section 38 Consultation by applicants for injunctions

        3. Section 39 Applications without notice

      4. Interim injunctions

        1. Section 40 Interim injunctions: adjournment of on notice hearing

        2. Section 41: Interim injunctions: adjournment of without notice hearing

      5. Variation and discharge

        1. Section 42 Variation or discharge of injunctions

      6. Arrest and remand

        1. Section 43 Arrest without warrant

        2. Section 44 Issue of warrant of arrest

        3. Section 45 Remand for medical examination and report

        4. Section 46 Further provision about remands and Schedule 5 Injunctions: powers to remand

      7. Miscellaneous

        1. Section 47 Guidance

        2. Section 48 Supplemental

        3. Section 49 Interpretation

        4. Section 50 Review of operation of Part 4

    8. Part 5 – Proceeds of Crime

      1. Confiscation

        1. Section 51 Recovery of expenses :

        2. Section 52 Power to retain seized property: England and Wales

        3. Section 53 Power to retain seized property: Scotland

        4. Section 54 Power to retain seized property: Northern Ireland

        5. Section 55 Search and seizure of property: England and Wales

        6. Section 56 Search and seizure of property: Scotland

        7. Section 57 Search and seizure of property: Northern Ireland

        8. Section 58 Power to sell seized personal property: England and Wales

        9. Section 59 Power to sell seized personal property: Scotland

        10. Section 60 Power to sell seized personal property: Northern Ireland

        11. Section 61 Payment of compensation

      2. Civil recovery

        1. Section 62 Limitation

        2. Section 63 Power to search vehicles

        3. Section 64 Detention of Seized Cash

        4. Section 65 Forfeiture of detained cash

      3. Detained cash investigations

        1. Section 66 Transfer of jurisdiction to Crown Court

    9. Part 6 – Extradition

      1. Alerts

        1. Section 67 Article 26 alerts

        2. Section 68 – Article 95 Alerts

      2. Deferral of extradition

        1. Section 69 Extradition to category 1 territory and Section 70 Extradition to category 2 territory

        2. Section 71 Person charged with offence or serving sentence of imprisonment

      3. Return to overseas territory

        1. Section 72 Return from category 1 territory

        2. Section 73 Return from category 2 country

      4. Extradition to UK

        1. Section 74 Return to extraditing territory

        2. Section 75 Cases in which sentence treated as served

        3. Section 76 Dealing with person for other offences

      5. Ancillary matters

        1. Section 77 Provisional arrest

        2. Section 78 Use of live link in extradition proceedings

    10. Part 7 – Aviation Security

      1. Section 79 Security planning for airports

        1. Section 24AA Aerodromes to which Part 2A applies

          1. Directed aerodromes

          2. Other aerodromes

          3. Meaning of aerodrome

        2. Section 24AB Risk advisory groups

        3. Section 24AC Functions of risk advisory groups

        4. Section 24AD Discharge of functions by risk advisory groups

        5. Section 24AE Aerodrome security plans

        6. Section 24AF Aerodrome security plans: duration

        7. Section 24AG Security executive groups

        8. Section 24AH Functions of security executive groups

        9. Section 24AI Objections to proposals by security executive groups

        10. Section 24AJ Discharge of functions by security executive groups

        11. Section 24AK Aerodrome groups: supplemental

        12. Section 24AL Period for establishment of aerodrome groups

        13. Section 24AM Meaning of dispute about security planning

        14. Section 24AN Power to refer dispute to Secretary of State

        15. Section 24AO Powers of Secretary of State in relation to disputes

        16. Section 24AP Dispute resolution: procedure

        17. Section 24AQ Dispute resolution: powers

        18. Section 24AR Dispute resolution: appeals and enforcement

        19. Section 24AS Power to Modify

      2. Section 80 Policing at airports and Schedule 6 Amendment of Part 3 of the Aviation Security Act 1982

        1. Paragraphs 1-5 of Schedule 6 Amendment of Part 3 of the Aviation Security Act 1982

        2. Section 25AA Meaning of relevant aerodrome

        3. Section 25B Police services agreements

        4. Section 25C Police services agreements: duration

        5. Section 25D Review of police services agreements

        6. Section 25E Discharge of functions of relevant persons in relation to police services agreements

        7. Paragraphs 6-9 of Schedule 6 Amendment of Part 3 of the Aviation Security Act 1982

        8. Paragraph 10 Dispute Resolution

        9. Section 29A Power to refer disputes to Secretary of State

        10. Section 29B Powers of Secretary of State in relation to disputes

        11. Section 29C Dispute resolution: procedure

        12. Section 29D Dispute resolution: powers

        13. Section 29E Dispute resolution: appeals and enforcement

        14. Paragraph 11 of Schedule 6: Supplementary Orders

        15. Paragraph 14 of Schedule 6: Transitional Provision

    11. Part 8 – Miscellaneous

      1. Chapter 1 – Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups and Criminal Records

        1. Renaming of Independent Barring Body

          1. Section 81 Renaming of Independent Barring Body

        2. Safeguarding vulnerable groups: England and Wales

          1. Section 82 Educational establishments: check on members of governing body

          2. Section 83 Monitoring application

          3. Section 84 Monitoring: additional fees

          4. Section 85 Vetting Information

          5. Section 86 Notification of cessation of monitoring

          6. Section 87 Notification of proposal to include person in barred list

          7. Section 88 Provision of safeguarding information to the police

          8. Section 89 Barring process

        3. Safeguarding vulnerable groups: Northern Ireland

          1. Section 90 Notification of proposal to include person in barred list: Northern Ireland

          2. Section 91 Provision of safeguarding information to the police: Northern Ireland

          3. Section 92 Barring process: Northern Ireland

        4. Criminal records

          1. Section 93 Criminal conviction certificates to be given to employers

          2. Section 94 Certificates of criminal records : right to work information

          3. Section 95 Criminal conviction certificates: verification of identity

          4. Section 96 Registered persons

          5. Section 97 Criminal Records: applications

      2. Chapter 2 – Other

        1. Border controls

          1. Section 98 General information powers in relation to persons entering or leaving the UK

          2. Section 99 Powers in relation to cash.

          3. Section 100 Lawful interception of postal items by Revenue and Customs

          4. Section 101 Prohibition on importation or exportation of false identity documents

          5. Section 102 Prohibition on importation of offensive weapons

        2. Football spectators

          1. Section 103 Prohibiting attendance at matches in Scotland and Northern Ireland

          2. Section 104 Requirements to report at police stations

          3. Section 105 Enforcement of 1989 Act in Scotland and Northern Ireland

          4. Section 106 Enforcement of 2006 Act in England and Wales and Northern Ireland

          5. Section 107 Relevant offences for the purposes of Part 2 of 1989 Act

        3. Other

          1. Section 108 Strategies for crime reduction probation authorities

          2. Section 109 Application of aspects of UK law to SOCA employees working abroad

          3. Section 110 Partial exemption for from Firearms Act 1968

          4. Section 111 Removal of limitation of warrants under Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

    12. Part 9 - General

      1. Section 112: Minor and consequential amendments and repeals and revocations

      2. Section 113: Transitional, transitory and saving provision

      3. Section 114: Financial provisions

      4. Section 115: Extent

      5. Section 116: Commencement

      6. Section 117: Short Title

  5. Commencement Date

  6. Hansard References

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