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Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

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57Retention of seized items

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(1)This section has effect in relation to the following provisions (which are about the retention of items which have been seized and are referred to in this section as “the relevant provisions”)—

(a)section 22 of the 1984 Act;

(b)Article 24 of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989 1341 (N.I. 12));

(c)section 20CC(3) of the Taxes Management Act 1970 (c. 9);

(d)paragraph 4 of Schedule 9 to the Weights and Measures (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981 231 (N.I. 10));

(e)section 44A(6) of the Insurance Companies Act 1982;

(f)section 448(6) of the Companies Act 1985 (c. 6);

(g)paragraph 4 of Schedule 8 to the Weights and Measures Act 1985 (c. 72);

(h)section 199(5) of the Financial Services Act 1986;

(i)Article 441(6) of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986;

(j)section 43(4) of the Banking Act 1987;

(k)section 40(4) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 (c. 37);

(l)section 5(4) of the Knives Act 1997 (c. 21);

(m)paragraph 7(2) of Schedule 9 to the Data Protection Act 1998 (c. 29);

(n)section 28(7) of the Competition Act 1998 (c. 41);

(o)section 176(8) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (c. 8);

(p)paragraph 7(2) of Schedule 3 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36).

(2)The relevant provisions shall apply in relation to any property seized in exercise of a power conferred by section 50 or 51 as if the property had been seized under the power of seizure by reference to which the power under that section was exercised in relation to that property.

(3)Nothing in any of sections 53 to 56 authorises the retention of any property at any time when its retention would not (apart from the provisions of this Part) be authorised by the relevant provisions.

(4)Nothing in any of the relevant provisions authorises the retention of anything after an obligation to return it has arisen under this Part.

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