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Part 2 — Notification and orders

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           (a)           a reference to admission or detention under Schedule 1 to the Criminal

Procedure (Insanity and Unfitness to Plead) Act 1991 (c. 25), and the

reference to a direction under paragraph 2(1)(b) of that Schedule,

include respectively—

                  (i)                 a reference to admission or detention under Schedule 1 to the

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Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964 (c. 84); and

                  (ii)                a reference to a restriction order treated as made by paragraph

2(1) of that Schedule;

           (b)           a reference to admission or detention under any provision of Part 6 of

the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 46), and the reference to

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an order under section 57(2)(b) or 59 of that Act, include respectively—

                  (i)                 a reference to admission or detention under section 174(3) or

376(2) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21); and

                  (ii)                a reference to a restriction order made under section 178(1) or

379(1) of that Act;

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           (c)           a reference to admission or detention under regulations made under

subsection (3), and the reference to a direction under subsection (2), of

section 116B of the Army Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 18) or the Air Force

Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19) or section 63B of the Naval Discipline Act

1957 (c. 53) include respectively—

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                  (i)                 a reference to admission or detention, and

                  (ii)                a reference to a direction,

                         under section 46 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20), section 69 of the

Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 36) or Article 52 of the Mental

Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (S.I. 1986/595 (N.I. 4)).

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 130   Part 2: Northern Ireland

     (1)    This Part applies to Northern Ireland with the following modifications.

     (2)    References to a chief officer of police are to be read as references to the Chief

Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

     (3)    References to police areas are to be read as references to Northern Ireland.

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     (4)    References to a complaint are to be read as references to a complaint under Part

VIII of the Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/1675

(N.I. 26)) to a court of summary jurisdiction.

     (5)    Subject to subsection (6), references to a magistrates’ court are to be read as

references to a court of summary jurisdiction.

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     (6)    References to a magistrates’ court for the area in which the defendant resides

are to be read as references to a court of summary jurisdiction for the petty

sessions district which includes the area where the defendant resides.

     (7)    References to a youth court for the area in which the defendant resides are to

be read as references to a youth court for the petty sessions district which

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includes the area where the defendant resides.

     (8)    References in sections 100, 108(1), (2), (3)(b), (4) and (5), 115 and 121 to the

Crown Court are to be read as references to a county court.

     (9)    Any direction of the county court made under section 91(1) on an appeal under

Article 143 of the Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (appeals

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in other cases) (other than one directing that an application be re-heard by a

 

 

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Part 3 — General

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court of summary jurisdiction) is, for the purposes of section 92, to be treated

as if it were made by the court from which the appeal was brought and not by

the county court.

     (10)   Any order of the county court made on an appeal under Article 143 of the

Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/1675 (N.I. 26))

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(other than one directing that an application be re-heard by a court of summary

jurisdiction) is, for the purposes of section 106, to be treated as if it were an

order of the court from which the appeal was brought and not an order of the

county court.

Part 3

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General

 131   Orders and regulations

     (1)    Any power to make orders or regulations conferred by this Act on the

Secretary of State is exercisable by statutory instrument.

     (2)    A statutory instrument containing an order or regulations under section 24, 88

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or 124 may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before,

and approved by resolution of, each House of Parliament.

     (3)    Any other statutory instrument, except one containing an order under section

134, is to be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House

of Parliament.

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 132   Minor and consequential amendments

Schedule 5 contains minor and consequential amendments.

 133   Repeals and revocations

The provisions listed in Schedule 6 are repealed or revoked to the extent

specified.

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 134   Commencement

     (1)    This Act, except this section and sections 131, 135 and 136, comes into force in

accordance with provision made by the Secretary of State by order.

     (2)    An order under subsection (1) may—

           (a)           make different provision for different purposes;

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           (b)           include supplementary, incidental, saving or transitional provisions.

 135   Extent, saving etc.

     (1)    Except as follows, this Act extends to England and Wales only.

     (2)    The following provisions also extend to Northern Ireland—

           (a)           sections 17 to 27, 51 to 63, 69 to 74, 80 and 81,

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           (b)           Part 2, and

           (c)           this Part.

 

 

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     (3)    The following provisions also extend to Scotland—

           (a)           Part 2 except sections 103 to 123 and Schedule 4, and

           (b)           this Part.

     (4)    Section 16B of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 39)

continues to have effect despite the repeal by this Act of section 8 of the Sex

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Offenders Act 1997.

     (5)    For the purposes of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46), this Act is to be taken to be a

pre-commencement enactment.

 136   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

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Schedules

Schedule 1

Section 59

 

Extension of gender-specific prostitution offences

Sexual Offences Act 1956 (c. 69)

  1        In section 36 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956 (permitting premises to be used

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for prostitution), at the end insert “(whether any prostitute involved is male

or female)”.

Street Offences Act 1959 (c. 57)

  2        In section 1(1) of the Street Offences Act 1959 (loitering or soliciting for

purposes of prostitution), after “prostitute” insert “(whether male or

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female)”.

  3       (1)      Section 2 of that Act (application to court by woman cautioned for loitering

or soliciting) is amended as follows.

          (2)      In the heading of the section, for “woman” substitute “person”.

          (3)      In subsection (1)—

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              (a)             for “woman” substitute “person”,

              (b)             for “her” in each place substitute “his”, and

              (c)             for “she” in each place substitute “he”.

          (4)               In subsection (2)—

              (a)             for “woman” in the first place substitute “person”,

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              (b)             for “he” substitute “the chief officer”, and

              (c)             for “woman” in the second place substitute “person cautioned”.

          (5)      In subsection (3), for “woman” substitute “person cautioned”.

Sexual Offences Act 1985 (c. 44)

  4       (1)      The Sexual Offences Act 1985 is amended as follows.

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          (2)      For the heading “Soliciting of women by men” substitute “Soliciting for the

purpose of prostitution”.

          (3)      In section 1 (kerb-crawling)—

              (a)             for “man” substitute “person”,

              (b)             for “a woman” substitute “another person”,

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              (c)             for “women” in each place substitute “persons”, and

              (d)             for “the woman” substitute “the person”.

          (4)      In section 2 (persistent soliciting of women for the purpose of prostitution)—

              (a)             for the heading of the section substitute “Persistent soliciting”,

 

 

Sexual Offences Bill [HL]
Schedule 2 — Sexual offences to which section 74 applies

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              (b)             for “man” substitute “person”,

              (c)             for “a woman” substitute “another person”, and

              (d)             for “women” substitute “persons”.

          (5)      In section 4 (interpretation)—

              (a)             omit subsections (2) and (3),

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              (b)             for “man” substitute “person”,

              (c)             for “a woman” substitute “another person”,

              (d)             for “her” in the first place substitute “that person”, and

              (e)             for “her” in the second place substitute “that person’s”.

Schedule 2

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Section 74(7)

 

Sexual offences to which section 74 applies

England and Wales

  1        In relation to England and Wales, the following are sexual offences to which

section 74 applies—

              (a)             an offence under any of sections 2, 4, 6, 8 to 15 and 17 (offences

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against children under 13 or under 16);

              (b)             an offence under any of sections 1, 3, 5, 7, 18 to 46, 52 to 57 and 64

where the victim of the offence was under 16 at the time of the

offence;

              (c)             an offence under section 65 or 66 where the intended offence was an

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offence against a person under 16;

              (d)             an offence under—

                    (i)                   section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 (c. 37)

(indecent photographs of children), or

                    (ii)                  section 160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33) (possession

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of indecent photograph of child),

                              in relation to a photograph or pseudo-photograph showing a child

under 16.

Northern Ireland

  2       (1)      In relation to Northern Ireland, the following are sexual offences to which

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section 74 applies—

              (a)             an offence of rape;

              (b)             an offence under—

                    (i)                   section 52 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861

(indecent assault upon a female person),

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                    (ii)                                                              section 53 or 54 of that Act (abduction of woman),

                    (iii)                 section 61 of that Act (buggery), or

                    (iv)                  section 62 of that Act (assault with intent to commit buggery

or indecent assault upon a male person);

              (c)             an offence under—

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                    (i)                                                               section 2 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 (c. 69)

(procuration of girl under 21),

 

 

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                    (ii)                                                              section 3 of that Act (procuring defilement of woman using

threats, etc.),

                    (iii)                 section 4 of that Act of unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl

under 14,

                    (iv)                  section 5 of that Act of unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl

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under 17, or

                    (v)                                                               section 7 of that Act (abduction of girl under 18);

              (d)                                             an offence under—

                    (i)                                         section 1 of the Punishment of Incest Act 1908 (c. 45) (incest

by males), or

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                    (ii)                                        section 2 of that Act (incest by females);

              (e)             an offence under—

                    (i)                   section 21 of the Children and Young Persons Act (Northern

Ireland) 1968 (c. 34 (N.I.)) (causing or encouraging seduction,

etc. of girl under 17), or

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                    (ii)                  section 22 of that Act (indecent conduct towards a child);

              (f)             an offence under Article 3 of the Protection of Children (Northern

Ireland) Order 1978 (indecent photographs of children);

              (g)             an offence under Article 9 of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland)

Order 1980 (S.I. 1980/704 (N.I. 6)) (inciting girl under 16 to have

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incestuous sexual intercourse);

              (h)                                             an offence under Article 15 of the Criminal Justice (Evidence, Etc.)

(Northern Ireland) Order 1988 (S.I. 1988/1847 (N.I. 17)) (indecent

photographs of children); and

              (i)             an offence under—

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                    (i)                   section 17 of this Act (meeting a child following sexual

grooming etc.), or

                    (ii)                  any of sections 18 to 22 or 52 to 57 of this Act (abuse of trust,

prostitution, child pornography).

          (2)      Sub-paragraph (1), apart from paragraphs (f) and (h), does not apply where

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the victim of the offence was 17 or over at the time of the offence.

General

  3        A reference in paragraph 1 or 2(1) to an offence includes—

              (a)             a reference to an attempt, conspiracy or incitement to commit that

offence; and

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              (b)             a reference to aiding and abetting, counselling or procuring the

commission of that offence.

Schedule 3

Section 82

 

Sexual offences for purposes of Part 2

Offences in England and Wales

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  1        An offence under section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956 (c. 69) (rape).

  2        An offence under section 5 of that Act (intercourse with girl under thirteen).

 

 

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  3        An offence under section 6 of that Act (intercourse with girl under 16), if the

offender was 20 or over.

  4        An offence under section 10 of that Act (incest by a man), if the victim or (as

the case may be) other party was under 18.

  5        An offence under section 12 of that Act (buggery) if—

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              (a)             the offender was 20 or over, and

              (b)             the victim or (as the case may be) other party was under 18.

  6        An offence under section 13 of that Act (indecency between men) if—

              (a)             the offender was 20 or over, and

              (b)             the victim or (as the case may be) other party was under 18.

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  7        An offence under section 14 of that Act (indecent assault on a woman) if—

              (a)             the victim or (as the case may be) other party was under 18, or

              (b)             the offender, in respect of the offence or finding, is or has been—

                    (i)                   sentenced to imprisonment for a term of at least 30 months; or

                    (ii)                  admitted to a hospital subject to a restriction order.

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  8        An offence under section 15 of that Act (indecent assault on a man) if—

              (a)             the victim or (as the case may be) other party was under 18, or

              (b)             the offender, in respect of the offence or finding, is or has been—

                    (i)                   sentenced to imprisonment for a term of at least 30 months; or

                    (ii)                  admitted to a hospital subject to a restriction order.

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  9        An offence under section 16 of that Act (assault with intent to commit

buggery), if the victim or (as the case may be) other party was under 18.

  10       An offence under section 28 of that Act (causing or encouraging the

prostitution of, intercourse with or indecent assault on girl under sixteen).

  11       An offence under section 1 of the Indecency with Children Act 1960 (c. 33)

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(indecent conduct towards young child).

  12       An offence under section 54 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 (c. 45) (inciting girl

under sixteen to have incestuous sexual intercourse).

  13       An offence under section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 (c. 37)

(indecent photographs of children), if the indecent photographs or pseudo-

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photographs showed persons under 16.

  14       An offence under section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act

1979 (c. 2) (penalty for fraudulent evasion of duty etc.) in relation to goods

prohibited to be imported under section 42 of the Customs Consolidation

Act 1876 (c. 36) (indecent or obscene articles), if the prohibited goods

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included indecent photographs of persons under 16.

  15       An offence under section 160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33)

(possession of indecent photograph of a child), if the indecent photographs

or pseudo-photographs showed persons under 16.

  16       An offence under section 3 of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000

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(c. 44) (abuse of position of trust), if the offender was 20 or over.

  17       An offence under any of sections 1 to 4 of this Act (rape, assault by

penetration).

 

 

 
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