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The Serious Crime Act 2015 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2015

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Provisions coming into force on 3rd May 2015

2.  The following provisions of the Serious Crime Act 2015 come into force on 3rd May 2015—

(a)section 41 (unauthorised acts causing, or creating risk of, serious damage);

(b)section 42 (obtaining articles for purposes relating to computer misuse);

(c)section 43 (territorial scope of computer misuse offence);

(d)section 44 (savings);

(e)section 45 (offence of participating in activities of organised crime group);

(f)section 47 (serious crime prevention orders: meaning of “serious offence”);

(g)section 48 (powers of crown court to replace orders on breach);

(h)section 49 (extension of order where person charged);

(i)in section 50 (serious crime prevention orders and financial reporting etc), subsections (1)(a) and (c) and (2);

(j)sections 52 to 65 (seizure and forfeiture of drug-cutting agents);

(k)section 66 (child cruelty offence);

(l)section 68 (child sexual exploitation);

(m)section 69 (possession of paedophile manual);

(n)section 84 (termination of pregnancy on grounds of sex of foetus);

(o)section 85(1) (minor and consequential amendments), for the purposes of the provisions listed in sub-paragraph (r) of this regulation;

(p)Schedule 2 (execution of search and seizure warrants);

(q)Schedule 3 (paedophile manuals: providers of information society services); and

(r)in Schedule 4 (minor and consequential amendments)—

(i)paragraph 1;

(ii)paragraph 2;

(iii)paragraphs 7 to 12;

(iv)paragraph 18;

(v)paragraph 58;

(vi)paragraph 62;

(vii)paragraphs 64 and 65;

(viii)paragraph 66(1) and (3);

(ix)paragraph 68(1) and (3) to (5);

(x)paragraph 69;

(xi)paragraph 70(1), (3) and (4);

(xii)paragraph 72;

(xiii)paragraph 73(1) and (5);

(xiv)paragraph 75;

(xv)paragraphs 76 to 80;

(xvi)paragraph 81;

(xvii)paragraph 82; and

(xviii)paragraph 90.

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