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Police and Justice Act 2006

The Police and Justice Act 2006 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. As at August 2007 many of the provisions are not yet in force. The majority of the Act extends only to England and Wales

Police and Justice Act 2006[1]
Long titleAn Act to establish a National Policing Improvement Agency; to make provision about police forces and police authorities and about police pensions; to make provision about police powers and about the powers and duties of community support officers, weights and measures inspectors and others; to make provision about the supply to the police and others of information contained in registers of death; to make further provision for combatting crime and disorder; to make further provision about certain inspectorates; to amend Part 12 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003; to amend the Computer Misuse Act 1990; to make provision about the forfeiture of indecent images of children; to provide for the conferring of functions on the Independent Police Complaints Commission in relation to the exercise of enforcement functions by officials involved with immigration and asylum; to amend the Extradition Act 2003; to make further provision about the use of live links in criminal proceedings; and for connected purposes.
Citation2006 c 48
Royal assent8 November 2006
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

Provisions of the Act include:

Part 1: Mainly about police forces

Part 2: Mainly about justice

Part 3: Mainly about anti-social behaviour

  • further provision about anti-social behaviour
  • every Local Authority is to have a "Crime and Disorder Committee."
  • "Parenting Contracts"
  • Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 (Part 3) amended.

Part 4: Addresses various Inspectorates

Part 5: Miscellaneous Section

Part 6 - SupplementalEdit

Section 53 - CommencementEdit

The following orders have been made under this section:


Section 54(1) limits the extent of Parts 1 to 5 of the Act to England and Wales only, except for those matters listed in the rest of s.54 .

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 55 of this Act.

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