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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Section 411: Performance of functions of Scottish Ministers by constables in Scotland

556.Schedule 8 of the Act amends the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 to enable constables to undertake temporary service with the Scottish Ministers in connection with their functions under Part 5 (civil recovery) or Part 8 (investigations) of the Act. On secondment, a constable will not bring with him his police powers. There are, however, certain of the functions bestowed by Part 8 on Scottish Ministers that it would not be appropriate for seconded constables to exercise. These are set out in section 411 and concern the making of applications to the court in connection with the various investigatory orders contained in Part 8. Such functions will be carried out by lawyers.

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