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PART 1E+WOffences under the law of England and Wales

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 15 paras. 1-15 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

The following offences to the extent that they are offences under the law of England and Wales—

OffenceSpecified date
Manslaughter
1Manslaughter3 December 2012
Offences against the Person Act 1861
2An offence under any of the following provisions of the Offences against the Person Act 1861—
(a) section 4 (soliciting murder)3 December 2012
(b) section 18 (wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm)3 December 2012
(c) section 28 (causing bodily injury by explosives)13 April 2015
(d) section 29 (using explosives etc with intent to do grievous bodily harm)13 April 2015
Explosive Substances Act 1883
3An offence under any of the following provisions of the Explosive Substances Act 1883—
(a) section 2 (causing explosion likely to endanger life or property)13 April 2015
(b) section 3 (attempt to cause explosion, or making or keeping explosive with intent to endanger life or property)13 April 2015
(c) section 4 (making or possession of explosive under suspicious circumstances)13 April 2015
Firearms Act 1968
4An offence under any of the following provisions of the Firearms Act 1968—
(a) section 16 (possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life)3 December 2012
(b) section 17(1) (use of a firearm to resist arrest)3 December 2012
(c) section 18 (carrying a firearm with criminal intent)3 December 2012
Theft Act 1968
5An offence of robbery under section 8 of the Theft Act 1968 (robbery) where, at some time during the commission of the offence, the offender had in his or her possession a firearm or an imitation firearm within the meaning of the Firearms Act 19683 December 2012
Protection of Children Act 1978
6An offence under section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 (indecent images of children)3 December 2012
Terrorism Act 2000
7An offence under any of the following provisions of the Terrorism Act 2000—
(a) section 54 (weapons training)13 April 2015
(b) section 56 (directing terrorist organisation)3 December 2012
(c) section 57 (possession of article for terrorist purposes)3 December 2012
(d) section 59 (inciting terrorism overseas) if the offender is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life3 December 2012
Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001
8An offence under any of the following provisions of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001—
(a) section 47 (use etc of nuclear weapons)3 December 2012
(b) section 50 (assisting or inducing certain weapons-related acts overseas)3 December 2012
(c) section 113 (use of noxious substance or thing to cause harm or intimidate)3 December 2012
Sexual Offences Act 2003
9An offence under any of the following provisions of the Sexual Offences Act 2003—
(a) section 1 (rape)3 December 2012
(b) section 2 (assault by penetration)3 December 2012
(c) section 4 (causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent) if the offender is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life3 December 2012
(d) section 5 (rape of a child under 13)3 December 2012
(e) section 6 (assault of a child under 13 by penetration)3 December 2012
(f) section 7 (sexual assault of a child under 13)3 December 2012
(g) section 8 (causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity)3 December 2012
(h) section 9 (sexual activity with a child)3 December 2012
(i) section 10 (causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity)3 December 2012
(j) section 11 (engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child)3 December 2012
(k) section 12 (causing a child to watch a sexual act)3 December 2012
(l) section 14 (arranging or facilitating commission of a child sex offence)3 December 2012
(m) section 15 (meeting a child following sexual grooming etc)3 December 2012
(n) section 25 (sexual activity with a child family member) if the offender is aged 18 or over at the time of the offence3 December 2012
(o) section 26 (inciting a child family member to engage in sexual activity) if the offender is aged 18 or over at the time of the offence3 December 2012
(p) section 30 (sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder impeding choice) if the offender is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life3 December 2012
(q) section 31 (causing or inciting a person with a mental disorder to engage in sexual activity) if the offender is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life3 December 2012
(r) section 34 (inducement, threat or deception to procure sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder) if the offender is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life3 December 2012
(s) section 35 (causing a person with a mental disorder to engage in or agree to engage in sexual activity by inducement etc) if the offender is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life3 December 2012
(t) section 47 (paying for sexual services of a child) if the offence is against a person aged under 163 December 2012
(u) section 48 (causing or inciting sexual exploitation of a child)3 December 2012
(v) section 49 (controlling a child in relation to sexual exploitation)3 December 2012
(w) section 50 (arranging or facilitating sexual exploitation of a child)3 December 2012
(x) section 62 (committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual offence) if the offender is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life3 December 2012
Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004
10An offence under section 5 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (causing or allowing the death of a child or vulnerable adult)3 December 2012
Terrorism Act 2006
11An offence under any of the following provisions of the Terrorism Act 2006—
(a) section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 (preparation of terrorist acts)3 December 2012
(b) section 6 (training for terrorism)13 April 2015
(c) section 9 (making or possession of radioactive device or materials)3 December 2012
(d) section 10 (misuse of radioactive devices or material and misuse and damage of facilities)3 December 2012
(e) section 11 (terrorist threats relating to radioactive devices, materials or facilities)3 December 2012
Modern Slavery Act 2015
12An offence under either of the following provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015—
(a) section 1 (slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour)31 July 2015
(b) section 2 of that Act (human trafficking)31 July 2015
Inchoate offences
14An inchoate offence (see section 398) in relation to an offence specified in any of the preceding paragraphs of this Part of this Schedule (a “relevant offence”)The date specified for the relevant offence
15An inchoate offence in relation to murder3 December 2012

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