Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Forged passports illegal once more

... or always were illegal, depending on who you listen to. According to the Reg and Criminal Law Week the ID cards act managed to repeal the existing Forgery and Counterfeiting act, but did not reinstate the provisions that make owning a forged passport illegal. The Government denies and such loophole existed, but nevertheless plugged it last night with a statutory instrument. What happens to those charged with having forged passports in the three month period during which the loophole did (or did not) exist remains to be seen.

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