Repeal Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006

The Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act allows ministers to repeal and modify primary legislation by order.

This act should be repealed to restore the principle that Acts of Parliament can only be modified by other Acts of Parliament.

Why is this idea important?

The Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act allows ministers to repeal and modify primary legislation by order.

This act should be repealed to restore the principle that Acts of Parliament can only be modified by other Acts of Parliament.

Repeal section 39 of the Prison Act 1952

Section 39 of the Prison Act 1952 creates an offence of assisting prisoners to escape. However, there are four other related common law offences that could be used instead of this statutory offence:

  • Permitting an escape
  • Rescue
  • Escaping from lawful custody without force
  • Breach of prison

Assisting a prisoner could be charge as aiding and abetting or conspiracy to commit one of the above offences.

Why is this idea important?

Section 39 of the Prison Act 1952 creates an offence of assisting prisoners to escape. However, there are four other related common law offences that could be used instead of this statutory offence:

  • Permitting an escape
  • Rescue
  • Escaping from lawful custody without force
  • Breach of prison

Assisting a prisoner could be charge as aiding and abetting or conspiracy to commit one of the above offences.

Repeal section 110 of Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005

Section 110 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 has increased police powers of arrest dramatically and removed the distinction between arrestable and non-arrestable offences.

In order to restore the balance between citizen and state, the idea of offences that cannot result in arrest must be restored.

Why is this idea important?

Section 110 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 has increased police powers of arrest dramatically and removed the distinction between arrestable and non-arrestable offences.

In order to restore the balance between citizen and state, the idea of offences that cannot result in arrest must be restored.