Search Legislation

The Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2011

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Opening Options

 Help about opening options

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Statutory Instruments

2011 No. 229

Criminal Law, England And Wales

Criminal Law, Northern Ireland

The Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2011

Made

3rd February 2011

Coming into force in accordance with Article 1

A draft of this Order has been approved by each House of Parliament in accordance with section 50(5)(a) of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003(1).

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 51(2)(b) of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (‘the 2003 Act’), makes the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2011 and shall come into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

2.  This Order extends to England and Wales and Northern Ireland.

3.  Japan is designated as a participating country under section 51(2)(b) of the 2003 Act for the purposes of sections 32, 35, 43, 44 and 45 of the 2003 Act.

Baroness Neville-Jones

Minister of State

Home Office

3rd February 2011

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

Part 1 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (‘the 2003 Act’) provides statutory powers pursuant to which the United Kingdom can both seek and provide various forms of mutual legal assistance concerning criminal matters. Some of those statutory powers can, however, only be exercised where the country in question is a ‘participating country’ as defined in section 51(2) of the 2003 Act. Where a country is a Member State of the European Union on the date on which a provision is commenced, that country will, by virtue of section 51(2)(a), fall to be regarded as a participating country for the purpose of the commenced provision. Where, however, a country is not a Member State on the date on which a provision is commenced, that country must be designated as a participating country in an order made under section 51(2)(b) in order to be regarded as a participating country for the purpose of the commenced provision.

Those powers which can only be exercised in relation to a participating country include the power for the Secretary of State to direct that an application seeking information about banking transactions in England and Wales and Northern Ireland for use abroad be made (sections 32 and 35) and the power for requests to be made to other countries for information about banking transactions for use in the UK (sections 43 to 45).

Article 3 of this Order designates Japan as a participating country for the purposes of sections 32, 35, 43, 44 and 45 of the 2003 Act. It is necessary to designate Japan as a participating country for the purpose of these provisions so that the UK may comply with, and benefit fully from, the provisions of an Agreement between the European Union and Japan on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Statutory Instrument and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified and accompany any Statutory Instrument or Draft Statutory Instrument laid before Parliament from June 2004 onwards.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources