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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Section 385: Government departments

536.Section 385 extends the scope of a production order to cover material held by an authorised government department and is similar to existing powers in section 20 of the Proceeds of Crime (Scotland) Act 1995 and section 35 of the of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995. In addition, in order to reflect the effect of devolution in Scotland under the Scotland Act 1998, provision is made to ensure that the Scottish Administration is, for the purposes of this section, treated as government departments.

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