71(1)Section 22 of the Criminal Appeals Act 1995 (meaning of “public body” etc.) shall be amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)In subsection (2)—
(a)in paragraph (a) (meaning of police force), after “Reserve” there shall be inserted “ , the National Crime Squad ”,
(b)for paragraph (b) (meaning of “chief officer of police”) there shall be substituted—
“(b)references to the chief officer of police—
(ii)in relation to the National Crime Squad, are to the Director General of the Squad, and
(iii)in relation to any other police force maintained otherwise than by a police authority, are to the chief constable,”,
(c)in paragraph (c) for “or the City of London police force” there shall be substituted “ , the City of London police force or the National Crime Squad ”, and
(d)after paragraph (c) there shall be added—
“(d)“police authority” includes the Service Authority for the National Crime Squad, and
(e)references to a person serving in a police force or to a member of a police force, in relation to the National Crime Squad, mean a police member of that Squad appointed under section 55(1)(b) of the Police Act 1997.”.
(3)In subsection (4) (meaning of “appropriate person”), after paragraph (a) there shall be inserted—
“(aa)in relation to the National Criminal Intelligence Service, the Director General of that Service,”.