Crime and Courts Act 2013
The Crime and Courts Act 2013 (c. 22) is an Act of Parliament of the Parliament of the United Kingdom introduced to the House of Lords in May 2012. Its main purpose is to create the United Kingdom National Crime Agency which replaced the Serious Organised Crime Agency. Part 2 of the Act relaxes the rules on filming court proceedings under controlled circumstances, and amends the rules on 'self-defence'.
|Long title||An 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.|
|Citation||2013 c 22|
|Introduced by||Rt Hon Lord Henley|
|Territorial extent||The 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 assent||25 April 2013|
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It also enacts changes to press regulation in response to the Leveson Inquiry into the ethics and behaviour of the media.