Part 5 amends the criminal law in relation to the offences of child cruelty and female genital mutilation. It provides for new offences of possession of ‘paedophile manuals’ and sexual communication with a child. Part 4 also criminalises patterns of coercive or controlling behaviour.
Part 6 creates a new offence of unauthorised possession of a knife or other offensive weapon in prison. It also enables regulations to be made to confer on courts the power to compel Mobile Network Operators to disconnect mobile communication devices found to be operating in prison without authorisation.
In addition, part 6 provides for, or extends, extra-territorial jurisdiction in respect of the offences in sections 5 (preparation of terrorist acts) and 6 (training for terrorism) of the Terrorism Act 2006, and confers parliamentary approval (as required by section 8 of the European Union Act 2011) for two draft Council Decisions under Article 352 of the TFEU.
Part 6 also contains minor and consequential amendments to other enactments and general provisions, including provisions about territorial application and commencement.
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