Crime and Courts Act 2013

The Crime and Courts Act 2013 (c. 22)[1] is an Act of Parliament of the Parliament of the United Kingdom introduced to the House of Lords in May 2012.[2] Its main purpose is to create the United Kingdom National Crime Agency which replaced the Serious Organised Crime Agency.[3] Part 2 of the Act relaxes the rules on filming court proceedings under controlled circumstances, and amends the rules on 'self-defence'.

Crime and Courts Act 2013
Long titleAn Act to establish, and make provision about, the National Crime Agency; to abolish the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the National Policing Improvement Agency; to make provision about the judiciary and the structure, administration, proceedings and powers of courts and tribunals; to make provision about deferred prosecution agreements; to make provision about border control; to make provision about drugs and driving; and for connected purposes.
Citation2013 c 22
Introduced byRt Hon Lord Henley
Territorial extentThe whole of the United Kingdom with the exception of certain provisions in Part 2 and section 57 which extend to England and Wales only, and section 56 and Schedule 22 (drugs and driving) which extend to Great Britain.
Royal assent25 April 2013
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

It also enacts changes to press regulation in response to the Leveson Inquiry into the ethics and behaviour of the media.[4]

The Act has three parts.[5]