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When will the provisions of the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (especially sections 39 and 42) come into force? We’re also expecting government guidance (which will be proceeded by a consultation). What information is there on when this will take place?

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Published on LexisPSL on 06/08/2019

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  • When will the provisions of the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (especially sections 39 and 42) come into force? We’re also expecting government guidance (which will be proceeded by a consultation). What information is there on when this will take place?

The Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (OWA 2019) creates a number of new offences relating to corrosive products and offensive weapons and strengthens the arrangements for the online sale of bladed articles, bladed products and corrosive products. The sale and delivery provisions of OWA 2019 are contained in Part 3. Among them, OWA 2019, ss 39 and 42 creates offences relating to arranging for and/or the delivery of bladed products to persons under 18, where a sale is carried ou

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