HC Deb 08 August 1896 vol 44 cc258-9

(1.) If any person receives, or has in his possession, any property knowing it to have been stolen outside the United Kingdom, he shall be liable to penal servitude for any term not less than three years and not more than seven years, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour, and may be indicted in any county or place in which he has or has had the property.

(2.) For the purposes of this section property shall be deemed to have been stolen where it has been taken, extorted, obtained, embezzled, converted, or disposed of, under such circumstances that, if the Act had been committed in the United Kingdom, the person committing it would have been guilty of an offence according to the law for the time being of the United Kingdom.

(3.) An offence under this section shall be a felony or misdemeanour according as the act committed outside the United Kingdom would have been a felony or misdemeanor if committed within the United Kingdom.

(4.) This section shall be construed and have effect as part of the Larceny Act, 1861.

MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)

moved in Sub-section (1), after the words "If any person," to insert the words "without lawful excuse,"


assured the hon. Member that the words were unnecessary.

Amendment negatived.


moved in Subsection (1) after the word "kingdom," to insert the words "knowing such property to have been stolen."

Amendment agreed to.


moved in Subsection (2) to leave out the word "offence," and to insert instead thereof the words "extradition crime."

Amendment agreed to.


moved in Subsection (3) to leave out the words "within the United Kingdom," and to insert instead thereof the words "in England or Ireland."

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 2,—

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