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Metal Theft (Prevention) Bill

Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)

Originated in the House of Commons, session 2010-12

Last updated: 1 May 2012 at 15:58

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Long title

A Bill to introduce a licensing scheme for scrap metal dealers; to enable magistrates’ courts to add restrictions to licences to deal in scrap metal; to require that financial transactions in trade in scrap metals be restricted to cashless payments; to give police officers powers to search properties owned by scrap metal dealerships; to provide that scrap metal proven to have been obtained through theft may be classified as criminal assets; to introduce criminal charges for theft of scrap metal which take into account aspects of the crime other than the value of the scrap metal stolen; and for connected purposes


Graham Jones

Current version of the Bill

17 January 2012

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