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Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018

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21(1)In this paragraph “relevant regulations” means regulations under section 49 which create any offence for the purposes of the enforcement of any requirements imposed by or under regulations under section 49.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The appropriate Minister making any relevant regulations (“the Minister”) must at the required time lay before Parliament a report which—

(a)specifies the offences created by the regulations, indicating the requirements to which those offences relate,

(b)states that the Minister considers that there are good reasons for those requirements to be enforceable by criminal proceedings and explains why the Minister is of that opinion, and

(c)in the case of any of those offences which are punishable with imprisonment—

(i)states the maximum terms of imprisonment that apply to those offences,

(ii)states that the Minister considers that there are good reasons for those maximum terms, and

(iii)explains why the Minister is of that opinion.

(3)Sub-paragraph (4) applies where an offence created by the regulations relates to particular requirements and the Minister considers that a good reason—

(a)for those requirements to be enforceable by criminal proceedings, or

(b)for a particular maximum term of imprisonment to apply to that offence,

is consistency with another enactment relating to the enforcement of similar requirements.

(4)The report must identify that other enactment.

(5)In sub-paragraph (3) “another enactment” means any provision of or made under an Act, other than a provision of the regulations to which the report relates.

(6)In sub-paragraph (2) “the required time” means the same time as the draft of the statutory instrument containing the regulations is laid before Parliament.

(7)This paragraph applies to regulations which amend other regulations under section 49 so as to create an offence as it applies to regulations which otherwise create an offence.

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