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The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Commencement No. 1) (Scotland) Order 2005

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2.  1st July is the appointed day for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005–

(a)section 96 (mutual assistance in freezing property or evidence) so far as it has effect for the purpose of conferring functions on the Scottish Ministers;

(b)section 156 (payments by Scottish Ministers to police authorities etc. in relation to the prevention, detection and enforcement of certain traffic offences)(1);

(c)section 164 (criminal records checks: verification of identity) to the extent that it extends to Scotland; and

(d)section 166(2) (further amendments to Police Act 1997 as it applies to Scotland) to the extent that it extends to Scotland.

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Section 156(6) of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 also extends to England and Wales by virtue of section 179(2) of that Act.

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