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Implementation Plans 

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is currently responsible for the delivery to full operation, including any secondary legislation requirements, of the following Acts:

These Implementation plans are 'living documents' and will be regularly updated to capture any progress commentary or additional information as these implementation projects are underway.

Current Existing Legislation

The Department of Home Affairs has wide ranging responsibilities which include maintaining the legislative basis on which the core functions of the Department operate, alongside legislating to provide for other aspects of the criminal justice system. The Department is also responsible for acting as the appropriate authority for the Police service, the Fire and Rescue Service and the Prison and Probation service. It provides oversight and assurance in relation to the operation of those functions. The primary areas of the Department’s responsibilities are set out below:

Core Service Areas

  • Prison Service under the Custody Act 1995 along with establishment of the Independent Monitoring Board(s) and the Parole Committee, along with the associated Prisoner Escorts Act 2008

  • Isle of Man Constabulary under the Police Act 1993 along with the Police Complaints Commissioner and associated Police Powers and Procedures Act 1998

  • Probation Service under the Criminal Justice Act 1963

  • Fire and Rescue Service under the Fire Service Act 1984 and associated Fire Precautions Act 1975

  • Communications Technical Division under the Fire Services Act 1984 and the Police Act 1993

  • Emergency Planning / Civil Defence under the Civil Defence Act 1954 and the Home Affairs Board Act 1981

Wider Criminal Justice System

Acts including the following under which the Department has legislative powers or statutory obligations:

  • The Criminal Justice Act(s) 1953 – 2001

  • Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 2016

  • International Criminal Court Act 2003

  • Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 2001

  • Criminal Evidence Act 2019

Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)

Further information on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism, including the lists referred to in the latest Code, can be found on the designated webpage.

Other core functions

Acts including the following under which the Department has legislative powers or statutory obligations:

This is not an exhaustive list. Copies of all Isle of Man Acts can be found on the Isle of Man Government online Legislation website.

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