(1) Section 3(1) of the Crimes (Theft) Act 1973 continues in effect despite its repeal.
Section 3(1) of the Crimes (Theft) Act 1973 abolished the common law offences of larceny, robbery, burglary, receiving stolen property, obtaining property by threats, extortion by colour of office or franchise, false accounting by public officers, concealment of treasure trove, and except in regard to offences relating to public revenue, cheating, for all purposes not related to offences committed before the commencement of the 1973 Act.
(2) Except as regards offences committed before the commencement of the Crimes (Theft) Act 1973 and except insofar as the context otherwise requires—
(a) references in any enactment passed before the commencement of the Crimes (Theft) Act 1973 to an offence abolished by that 1973 Act shall, subject to any express amendment or repeal made by that 1973 Act, have effect as references to the corresponding offence under Division 2 of Part I of this Act and in any such enactment the expression "receive" (when it relates to an offence of receiving) shall mean handle, and "receiver" shall be construed accordingly; and
(b) without prejudice to paragraph (a), references in any enactment, whenever passed, to theft or stealing (including references to stolen goods), and references to robbery, blackmail, burglary, aggravated burglary or handling stolen goods shall be construed in accordance with the provisions of Division 2 of Part I of this Act.
(3) Division 2 of Part I of this Act as re-enacted by the Crimes (Theft) Act 1973 , shall, save as otherwise provided by that 1973 Act, have effect only in relation to offences wholly or partly committed on or after the commencement of that 1973 Act.
(4) The re-enactment by this section of sections 3(2) and 4 of the Crimes (Theft) Act 1973 does not affect the operation of any Act enacted after that 1973 Act.
inserted by No. 70/2013 s. 5(Sch. 3 item 1).