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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011
Long title An Act to make provision about the administration and governance of police forces; about the licensing of, and for the imposition of a late night levy in relation to, the sale and supply of alcohol, and for the repeal of provisions about alcohol disorder zones; for the repeal of sections 132 to 138 of the Parliament Square; to enable provision in local authority byelaws to include powers of seizure and forfeiture; about the control of dangerous or otherwise harmful drugs; to restrict the issue of arrest warrants for certain extra-territorial offences; and for connected purposes.
Chapter c. 13
Introduced by Theresa May
Territorial extent England and Wales Sections 58, 152, 154, 157, and 158, and Schedule 58 also extend to Scotland and Northern Ireland, Section 98 and Schedule 15 Extend to England, Wales and Scotland
Royal Assent 15 September 2011
Other legislation
Related legislation Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, Magistrates' Courts Act 1980, Police Act 1996
Status: Not yet in force
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (c. 13) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It transfers the control of police forces from police authorities to elected Police and Crime Commissioners. The first police commissioner elections were held in November 2012. The next elections will take place in May 2016 and subsequently every four years.

The Act repeals the provisions in the Parliament Square, and instead restricts certain "prohibited activities" in Parliament Square garden and the adjoining footways.

The Act removed the statutory requirement for the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to include scientists. The move follows the sacking of David Nutt from the council in 2009.[1]

Section 153 of the Act amends section 1 of Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 so that an arrest warrant for an offence of universal jurisdiction cannot be issued without the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions, unless applied for by a Crown Prosecutor.


  1. ^ "Drugs advice body needs scientists, say campaigners".  

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