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The Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (Designated Places of Detention) Order 2004

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2004 No. 221

POLICE

The Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (Designated Places of Detention) Order 2004

Made

13th May 2004

Laid before Parliament

14th May 2004

Coming into force

7th June 2004

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 73(10) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000(1), hereby makes the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (Designated Places of Detention) Order 2004 and shall come into force on 7th June 2004.

2.  There is hereby specified as a designated place of detention for the purposes of section 73 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (places of detention: lay visitors) that part of Gough Barracks that is for the time being designated under paragraph 1 of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000(2) (place of detention), being so much of Gough Barracks as is needed to detain persons under section 41 of, or Schedule 7 to, the Terrorism Act 2000.

3.  The Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (Designated Places of Detention No. 2) Order 2003(3) is hereby revoked.

Ian Pearson

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

Northern Ireland Office

13th May 2004

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

Under section 73 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (“the 2000 Act”) lay visitors may only visit a place of detention designated by the Secretary of State under paragraph 1 of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 if it has been designated by Order as a place they may visit.

This Order designates as a place of detention that may be visited by lay visitors under section 73 of the 2000 Act that part of Gough Barracks that is for the time being designated by the Secretary of State under paragraph 1 of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000. The effect of section 73(9) of the 2000 Act is that the remainder of Gough Barracks, which is a police station, can in any event be visited by lay visitors.

This Order revokes the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (Designated Places of Detention No. 2) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/460).

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