Criminal Offences

Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 1st December 2005.

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Photo of Simon Hughes Simon Hughes Shadow Attorney General, Party Chair, Liberal Democrats

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list criminal offences created in legislation sponsored by the Department since May 1997, broken down by Act.

Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Minister of State (Department of Constitutional Affairs), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The following primary legislation that falls under the current responsibilities of the Department for Constitutional Affairs has been passed since May 1997:


Audit Commission (Consolidation) Act 1998

Human Rights Act 1998

Magistrates' Courts (Procedure) Act 1998

Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998

Petroleum Bill (Consolidation) Act 1998


Access to Justice Act 1999

Contracts (Right of Third Parties) Act 1999

Trustee Delegation Act 1999


Freedom of Information Act 2000

Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000

Trustee Act 2000


Criminal Defence Service (Advice & Assistance) Act 2001

Regulatory Reform Act 2001

Commonhold and Leasehold Act 2002

European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002

Land Registration Act 2002

Public Trustee Act 2002


Courts Act 2003

European Parliament (Representation) Act 2003


European Parliament & Local Elections (Pilots) Act 2004

Gender Recognition Act 2004

Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004


Constitutional Reform Act 2005

Mental Capacity Act 2005

Inquiries Act 2005

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