The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2019/742

2019 No. 742

Exiting The European Union

Arms And Ammunition

Criminal Law

Dangerous Drugs

Investigatory Powers

Police

Proceeds Of Crime

The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Made 28th March 2019

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 1(1), 69(1), 71(4), 73(5), 84(7), 86(7) and 223(3) and (8) of the Extradition Act 20031, and by sections 8(1) and 23(1) and (2) of, and paragraph 21 of Schedule 7 to, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 20182.

A draft of these Regulations has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House, in accordance with section 223(5) and (6) of the Extradition Act 2003 and paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

1 Introductory

PART 1

Introductory

Citation and commencement
S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and come into force on exit day.

Extent
S-2 Extent

Extent

2.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), these Regulations extend to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(2) Any amendment, repeal or revocation made by these Regulations has the same extent within the United Kingdom as the provision to which it relates, except that—

(a)

(a) regulation 107(5) (amendment of the Proceeds of Crime Act 20023) extends to England and Wales and Scotland only;

(b)

(b) regulation 107(8) extends to England and Wales only, and

(c)

(c) regulation 109(1) to (3) (amendment of the Criminal Finances Act 20174) extends to Northern Ireland only.

(3) Any saving or transitional provision in these Regulations has the same extent within the United Kingdom as the provision to which it relates, except that regulation 72 (saving provision – investigation teams operating in the UK after commencement day) extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

General interpretation
S-3 General interpretation

General interpretation

3. In these Regulations—

“the 1990 Schengen Convention” means the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement of 14 June 1985 between the Governments of the States of the Benelux Economic Union, the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic on the gradual abolition of checks at their common borders5;

“the CJDP Regulations” means the Criminal Justice and Data Protection (Protocol No 36) Regulations 20146;

“commencement day” means the date and time on which these Regulations come into force;

“the Withdrawal Act” means the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

2 Child Pornography

PART 2

Child Pornography

Amendment of Council Decision 2000/375/JHA
S-4 Amendment of Council Decision 2000/375/JHA

Amendment of Council Decision 2000/375/JHA

4.—(1) Council Decision 2000/375/JHA of 29 May 2000 to combat child pornography on the internet is amended as follows.

(2) In Article 1—

(a)

(a) in paragraph 1—

(i) for “Within the framework of Decision No 276/1999/ECof the European Parliament and of the Council and in” substitute “In”;

(ii) for “Member States” substitute “the Secretary of State”;

(b)

(b) in paragraph 2 omit “, and taking account of the administrative structure of each Member State,”;

(c)

(c) in paragraph 3 for “Member States” substitute “The Secretary of State”.

(3) Omit Article 2.

(4) In Article 3—

(a)

(a) in the paragraph before sub-paragraph (a)—

(i) for “Member States” in the first place where it occurs substitute “The Secretary of State”;

(ii) omit the second sentence;

(iii) for “they” in the last sentence substitute “the Secretary of State”;

(b)

(b) in sub-paragraph (c), omit “in accordance with the Council resolution of 17 January 1995 on the lawful interception of telecommunications”.

(5) In Article 4, for “Member States” substitute “The Secretary of State”.

(6) Omit Articles 5 to 8.

3 Counter-Terrorism

PART 3

Counter-Terrorism

Amendment of the Terrorism Act 2000
S-5 Amendment of the Terrorism Act 2000

Amendment of the Terrorism Act 2000

5.—(1) The Terrorism Act 20007is amended as follows.

(2) In section 21E8(disclosures within an undertaking or group etc), in subsections (2)(b) and (4)(b), for “an EEA State” substitute “the United Kingdom or an EEA state”.

(3) In section 21F(2)(c)9(other permitted disclosures between institutions etc), for “an EEA State” substitute “the United Kingdom or an EEA state”.

(4) In section 123(2)(i) (orders and regulations), for “paragraphs 11A, 25A, 41A and” substitute “paragraph”.

(5) In Schedule 3A10(regulated sector and supervisory authorities), in paragraph 1 (business in the regulated sector)—

(a)

(a) for sub-paragraph (1)(c), substitute—

“(c)

“(c) the carrying on of activities by an authorised person (within the meaning of section 31 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) who has permission under Part 4A of that Act to carry out or effect contracts of insurance, where those activities consist of carrying out or effecting contracts of long-term insurance;”;

(b)

(b) in sub-paragraph (1)(d), for “(other than a person falling within Article 2 of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive)” substitute “(other than a person falling within one of the exclusions to the definition of “investment firm” in article 3(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001 ( S.I. 2001/544))”;

(c)

(c) in sub-paragraph (1)(g), for “an EEA State” substitute “the United Kingdom”;

(d)

(d) in sub-paragraph (2)(b), for “an EEA state” substitute “the United Kingdom”;

(e)

(e) after sub-paragraph (2) insert—

S-2A

“2A For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(c), “contract of long-term insurance” means any contract falling within Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001 ( S.I. 2001/544).”;

(f)

(f) for sub-paragraph (5) substitute—

S-5

“5 For the purposes of sub-paragraph (4)(d) “regulated market” has the meaning given by regulation 3(1) (general interpretation) of the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 ( S.I. 2017/692).”;

(g)

(g) omit sub-paragraph (6).

(6) In Schedule 4 (forfeiture orders)—

(a)

(a) omit paragraphs 11A to 11G, 25A to 25G and 41A to 41G11(domestic and overseas freezing orders);

(b)

(b) in paragraph 14(2) (enforcement of orders made in designated countries), omit “(other than an overseas freezing order within the meaning of paragraph 11D)”;

(c)

(c) in paragraph 28(2) (enforcement of orders made in designated countries), omit “(other than an overseas freezing order within the meaning of paragraph 25D)”;

(d)

(d) in paragraph 44(2) (enforcement of orders made in designated countries), omit “(other than an overseas freezing order within the meaning of paragraph 41D)”;

(e)

(e) in paragraph 45 (general), in the definition of “restraint order”, in paragraph (c) omit “or an order which is enforceable in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland by virtue of paragraph 11G, 25G or 41G”.

(7) In Schedule 6 (financial information), in paragraph 6 (financial institution)—

(a)

(a) in sub-paragraph (1), for sub-paragraphs (ha) and (i) substitute—

“(ha)

“(ha) an electronic money institution within the meaning of the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 ( S.I. 2011/99) (see regulation 2(1)), and

(i)

(i) an authorised person (within the meaning of section 31 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) who has permission under Part 4A of that Act to carry out or effect contracts of insurance, when carrying out or effecting any contract of long-term insurance.”;

(b)

(b) after sub-paragraph (1A)12insert—

S-1AA

“1AA For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(i), “contract of long-term insurance” means any contract falling within Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001 ( S.I. 2001/544).”.

(8) In Schedule 8A13(offence under section 58A: supplementary provisions)—

(a)

(a) in paragraph 1 (introduction), omit sub-paragraph (2);

(b)

(b) omit paragraph 2 (domestic service providers: extension of liability);

(c)

(c) in paragraph 3(1) (non-UK service providers: restriction on proceedings) omit “other than the United Kingdom”;

(d)

(d) in paragraph 7 (interpretation)—

(i) in sub-paragraph (1), insert in the relevant place—

““the E-Commerce Directive” means Directive 2000/31/ECof the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce in the Internal Market14;”;

(ii) in sub-paragraph (2)—

(aa) in the words before paragraph (a), for “the United Kingdom, or in some other EEA state,” substitute “an EEA state”;

(bb) in paragraph (a), for “the United Kingdom, or in a particular EEA state,” substitute “a particular EEA state”;

(cc) in sub-paragraph (i) of paragraph (a), for “the United Kingdom, or that EEA state,” substitute “that EEA state”.

Transitional provision in relation to amendment of Schedule 4 to the Terrorism Act 2000
S-6 Transitional provision in relation to amendment of Schedule 4 to the Terrorism Act 2000

Transitional provision in relation to amendment of Schedule 4 to the Terrorism Act 2000

6. Regulation 5(4) and (6) does not apply in relation to a case where, before commencement day, any of the following has occurred—

(a) the High Court has made a certificate under paragraph 11B(2) or 41B(2) of Schedule 4 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (domestic freezing orders: certification);

(b) the Secretary of State has received an overseas freezing order under paragraph 11D, 25D or 41D of that Schedule (overseas freezing orders), or

(c) the Court of Session has made a certificate under paragraph 25B(2) of that Schedule (domestic freezing orders: certification).

Amendment of the Electronic Commerce Directive (Terrorism Act 2006) Regulations 2007
S-7 Amendment of the Electronic Commerce Directive ...

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