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The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


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Offences to which this Part applies

38.—(1) This Part applies to two groups of offences—

(a)any offence mentioned in paragraph (2) (a “Group A offence”); and

(b)any offence mentioned in paragraph (3) (a “Group B offence”).

(2) The Group A offences are—

(a)an offence under any of the following provisions of the [1969 c. 16 (N.I.).] Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969—

  • (a)section 1 (theft);

  • section 15 (obtaining property by deception);

  • section 16 (obtaining pecuniary advantage by deception);

  • section 17 (false accounting);

  • section 18 (false statements by company directors, etc.);

  • section 19(2) (procuring execution of valuable security by deception);

  • section 20 (blackmail);

  • section 21 (handling stolen goods);

(b)an offence under either of the following provisions of the [1978 NI 23.] Theft (Northern Ireland) Order 1978

  • (b)Article 3 (obtaining services by deception);

  • Article 4 (avoiding liability by deception);

(c)an offence under any of the following provisions of the [1981 c. 45.] Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981—

(c)section 1 (forgery);

section 2 (copying a false instrument);

section 3 (using a false instrument);

section 4 (using a copy of a false instrument);

section 5 (offences which relate to money orders, share certificates, passports, etc.);

(d)the common law offence of cheating in relation to the public revenue.

(3) The Group B offences are—

(a)conspiracy to commit a Group A offence;

(b)conspiracy to defraud;

(c)attempting to commit a Group A offence;

(d)incitement to commit a Group A offence.

(4) The Secretary of State may by order amend paragraph (2) or (3) by adding or removing any offence.

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