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Queen’s speech – yet more law and order legislation

Posted in Fraud (Trials Without a Jury) Bill, law and order, Serious Crimes Bill by ukliberty on November 15, 2006

Not content with creating 3000 criminal offences since coming to power, the Government promises yet more law and order legislation in the Queen’s speech:

At the heart of my government’s programme will be further action to provide strong, secure and stable communities, and to address the threat of terrorism. My government will put victims at the heart of the criminal justice system, support the police and all those responsible for the public’s safety, and proceed with the development of ID cards.

A bill will be brought forward for the next stage of reform of the criminal justice system, giving the police and probation services new powers to protect the public from violent offenders and anti-social behaviour.

Legislation will be introduced to improve the way that offenders are managed and supervised.

Measures will be brought forward to give law enforcement agencies new powers to combat serious and organised crime.

A bill will be introduced to provide the immigration service with further powers to police the country’s borders, tackle immigration crime, and to make it easier to deport those who break the law.

A bill will be introduced to provide for trials without a jury in serious fraud cases.

Legislation will be brought forward to improve the administration of justice by reforming the tribunal system, the qualifications for judicial appointment and the enforcement of judgments.

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