Departmental Legislation

Home Department written question – answered on 14th January 2010.

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Photo of Christopher Huhne Christopher Huhne Shadow Home Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criminal offences have been (a) created and (b) abolished by secondary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008.

Photo of Alan Johnson Alan Johnson The Secretary of State for the Home Department

The following new offences have been created by secondary legislation since 1 May 2008:

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2009

Importation, exportation, production, supply and possession of Controlled Drugs-addition of new Class B and Class C drugs (Article 2).

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2008

Importation, exportation, production, supply and possession of Controlled Drugs-reclassification of certain drugs as Class B drugs (Article 2).

No offences have been abolished by secondary legislation since 1 May 2008.

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