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CRIMINAL LAW, ENGLAND AND WALES
13th July 2000
Coming into force
1st August 2000
Whereas a draft of this Order has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 1(4) of the Criminal Justice Act 1993(1) (the “1993 Act”), the Secretary of State hereby makes the following Order:
1. This Order may be cited as the Criminal Justice Act 1993 (Extension of Group A Offences) Order 2000 and shall come into force on 1st August 2000.
2. At the end of section 1(2)(c) of the 1993 Act (offences under the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981(2) which are Group A offences to which Part I of the 1993 Act applies) there shall be added:—
“section 14 (offences of counterfeiting notes and coins);
section 15 (offences of passing etc counterfeit notes and coins);
section 16 (offences involving the custody or control of counterfeit notes and coins);
section 17 (offences involving the making or custody or control of counterfeiting materials and implements);
section 20 (prohibition of importation of counterfeit notes and coins);
section 21 (prohibition of exportation of counterfeit notes and coins);”.
Minister of State
13th July 2000
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order amends section 1(2) of the Criminal Justice Act 1993 by extending the Group A offences to which Part I of the Criminal Justice Act 1993 applies so as to include various offences contained in Part II of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981. Part I of the 1993 Act makes provision about the jurisdiction of courts in England and Wales in relation to certain offences of dishonesty and blackmail set out in section 1 of that Act.
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