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Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1991

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46Fingerprinting

Article 61(1) to (8) of the [S.I.1989/1341 (N.I.12).] Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (fingerprinting) shall apply to the taking of a person’s fingerprints by a constable under section 15(9) of the [1989 c. 4.] Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 as if for Article 61(4) there were substituted—

(4)An officer may only give an authorisation if he is satisfied that it is necessary to do so in order to assist in determining—

(a)whether that person is or has been concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism to which section 14 of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 applies; or

(b)whether he is subject to an exclusion order under that Act;

or if the officer has reasonable grounds for suspecting that person’s involvement in an offence under any of the provisions mentioned in subsection (1)(a) of that section and for believing that his fingerprints will tend to confirm or disprove his involvement.

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