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Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [HL]


 

Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [HL]

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Home Office and the Department for

Transport, are published separately as HL Bill 5—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The Lord Filkin has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the

Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [HL] are

compatible with the Convention rights.

 
HL Bill 553/2
 
 

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Contents

Part 1

Mutual assistance in criminal matters

Chapter 1

Mutual service of process etc.

Service of overseas process in the UK

      1        Service of overseas process

      2        Service of overseas process: supplementary

Service of UK process abroad

      3        General requirements for service of process

      4        Service of process otherwise than by post

      5        General requirements for effecting Scottish citation etc.

      6        Effecting Scottish citation etc. otherwise than by post

Chapter 2

Mutual provision of evidence

Assistance in obtaining evidence abroad

      7        Requests for assistance in obtaining evidence abroad

      8        Sending requests for assistance

      9        Use of evidence obtained

      10        Domestic freezing orders

      11        Sending freezing orders

      12        Variation or revocation of freezing orders

Assisting overseas authorities to obtain evidence in the UK

      13        Requests for assistance from overseas authorities

      14        Powers to arrange for evidence to be obtained

      15        Nominating a court etc. to receive evidence

      16        Extension of statutory search powers in England and Wales and Northern

Ireland

      17        Warrants in England and Wales or Northern Ireland

      18        Warrants in Scotland

      19        Seized evidence

 
HL Bill 553/2
 
 

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Overseas freezing orders

      20        Overseas freezing orders

      21        Considering the order

      22        Giving effect to the order

      23        Postponed effect

      24        Evidence seized under the order

      25        Release of evidence held under the order

General

      26        Powers under warrants

      27        Exercise of powers by others

      28        Interpretation of Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Hearing evidence through television links or by telephone

      29        Hearing witnesses abroad through television links

      30        Hearing witnesses in the UK through television links

      31        Hearing witnesses in the UK by telephone

Chapter 4

Information about banking transactions

Requests for information about banking transactions in England and Wales and Northern

Ireland for use abroad

      32        Customer information

      33        Making, varying or discharging customer information orders

      34        Offences

      35        Account information

      36        Making, varying or discharging account monitoring orders

Requests for information about banking transactions in Scotland for use abroad

      37        Customer information

      38        Making, varying or discharging customer information orders

      39        Offences

      40        Account information

      41        Making, varying or discharging account monitoring orders

Disclosure of information

      42        Offence of disclosure

Requests for information about banking transactions for use in UK

      43        Information about a person’s bank account

      44        Monitoring banking transactions

      45        Sending requests for assistance

 
 

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General

      46        Interpretation of Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Transfer of prisoners

      47        Transfer of UK prisoner to assist investigation abroad

      48        Transfer of EU etc. prisoner to assist UK investigation

Chapter 6

Supplementary

      49        Rules of court

      50        Application to courts-martial etc.

      51        Subordinate legislation

      52        General interpretation

Part 2

Terrorist acts and threats: jurisdiction

      53        Jurisdiction for terrorist offences

      54        Jurisdiction for offence under section 113 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and

Security Act 2001

Part 3

Road traffic

Chapter 1

Convention on driving disqualifications

Road traffic offences in UK

      55        Application of section 56

      56        Duty to give notice to foreign authorities of driving disqualification of a non-

UK resident

Disqualification in respect of road traffic offences outside UK

      57        Application of section 58

      58        Recognition in United Kingdom of foreign driving disqualification

      59        Notice under section 58

Appeals

      60        Appeal against disqualification

      61        Power of appellate courts in England and Wales to suspend disqualification

      62        Power of appellate courts in Scotland to suspend disqualification

      63        Power of appellate courts in Northern Ireland to suspend disqualification

 
 

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Production of licence

      64        Production of licence: Great Britain

      65        Production of licence: Northern Ireland

      66        Production of licence: Community licence holders

Disqualification

      67        Effect of disqualification by virtue of section 58

      68        Rule for determining end of period of disqualification

Endorsement

      69        Endorsement of licence: Great Britain

      70        Endorsement of licence: Northern Ireland

General

      71        Duty of appropriate Minister to inform competent authority

      72        Notices

      73        Regulations: Great Britain

      74        Regulations: Northern Ireland

      75        Interpretation

      76        Application to Crown

Chapter 2

Mutual recognition within the United Kingdom etc.

      77        Recognition in Great Britain of disqualifications in Northern Ireland etc.

      78        Endorsement of counterparts issued to Northern Ireland licence holders

      79        Prohibition on holding or obtaining Great Britain and Northern Ireland

licences

      80        Disability and prospective disability

Part 4

Miscellaneous

Information

      81        Disclosure of information by SFO

      82        Inspection of overseas information systems

Cross-border surveillance

      83        Foreign surveillance operations

      84        Assaults on foreign officers

      85        Liability in respect of foreign officers

Extradition

      86        Schengen-building provisions of the 1996 Extradition Convention

      87        States in relation to which 1995 and 1996 Extradition Conventions not in force

 
 

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False monetary instruments

      88        False monetary instruments: England and Wales and Northern Ireland

      89        False monetary instruments: Scotland

Part 5

Final provisions

Chapter 1

Amendments and repeals

      90        Amendments and repeals

Chapter 2

Miscellaneous

      91        Supplementary and consequential provision

      92        Commencement

      93        Extent

      94        Short title

                  Schedule 1                                         Proceedings of a nominated court under section 15

                  Schedule 2                                         Evidence given by television link or telephone

                  Part 1                    —                     Evidence given by television link

                  Part 2                    —                     Evidence given by telephone

                  Schedule 3                                         Offences for the purposes of section 55

                  Part 1                    —                     Offences where order of disqualification for a minimum

period unnecessary

                  Part 2                    —                     Offences where order of disqualification for minimum period

necessary

                  Schedule 4                                         Minor and consequential amendments

                  Schedule 5                                         Repeals

 
 

 
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