Labour Government have created 404 new criminal offences
In response to a parliamentary question the British Home Secretary was forced to admit that, since their election in 1997, the Labour Government have created 404 new criminal offences. These include -
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 - 2
The Data Protection Act 1998 - 4.
The Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 -12 .
The Terrorism Act 2000 created - 38.
The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 -4.
The Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 -15.
The Mobile Telephones (Re-programming) Act 2002 -5.
The Police Reform Act 2002 - 23.
The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 - 28.
The Sexual Offences Act 2003 created, modified or re-enacted - 61.
The Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 - 3.
The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 - 26.
and so on. A frenzy of new legislation that has never been equalled in recent history. The 404 new offences only includes those initiated by the Home Office. Other government departments have their own list. One third of all the laws we have now have been created in the nine years of this Labour government. It used to be that you could not trust the Labour Party with the economy. Thanks to Gordon Brown that is no longer true. However, it is clear that we cannot trust them with the statute book.