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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

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[F1Code of practice about search and seizure and detention of property: Secretary of StateN.I.

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F1Ss. 195A-195T and cross-headings inserted (22.11.2014 for the insertion of ss. 195S(1)-(5), 195T(1)-(7) for specified purposes, 1.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26), ss. 57(2), 116(1) (as amended by The Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2595), arts. 1(2), 18(2)(m) (with arts. 24-28); S.I. 2014/3101, art. 3; S.I. 2016/147, art. 3(b))

195SCodes of practice [F2: Secretary of State] N.I.

(1)The Secretary of State must make a code of practice in connection with—

(a)the carrying out by [F3officers of Revenue and Customs] [F4and immigration officers] of the functions conferred by section 195C to 195H,

(b)the carrying out by senior officers of their functions under section 195G, and

(c)the detention of property [F5by officers of Revenue and Customs [F6, immigration officers] and members of staff of SOCA] [by officers of Revenue and Customs and [F7NCA officers]] under or by virtue of sections 190A, 193A and 195J to 195P.

[F8(1A)In subsection (1) senior officers means—

(a)officers of Revenue and Customs of a rank designated by the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs as equivalent to that of a senior police officer,

(b)immigration officers of a rank designated by the Secretary of State as equivalent to that of a senior police officer.

(1B)A senior police officer means a police officer of at least the rank of inspector.]

(2)Where the Secretary of State proposes to issue a code of practice the Secretary of State must—

(a)publish a draft,

(b)consider any representations made about the draft,

(c)if the Secretary of State thinks appropriate, modify the draft in the light of any such representations.

(3)The Secretary of State must lay a draft of the code before Parliament.

(4)When the Secretary of State has laid a draft of the code before Parliament the Secretary of State may bring it into operation by order.

(5)The Secretary of State may revise the whole or any part of the code and issue the code as revised; and subsections (2) to (4) apply to such a revised code as they apply to the original code.

(6)A failure by a person to comply with a provision of the code does not of itself make the person liable to criminal or civil proceedings.

(7)The code is admissible in evidence in criminal or civil proceedings and is to be taken into account by a court or tribunal in any case in which it appears to the court or tribunal to be relevant.

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F2Words in s. 195S title inserted (22.11.2014 for specified purposes, 1.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by 2009 c. 26, s. 57(2) (as amended by The Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2595), arts. 1(2), 18(2)(i) (with arts. 24-28); S.I. 2014/3101, art. 3; S.I. 2016/147, art. 3(b))

F3Words in s. 195S(1)(a) substituted (22.11.2014 for specified purposes, 1.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by 2009 c. 26, s. 57(2) (as amended by The Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2595), arts. 1(2), 18(2)(j) (with arts. 24-28); S.I. 2014/3101, art. 3; S.I. 2016/147, art. 3(b))

F5Words in s. 195S(1)(c) inserted (22.11.2014 for specified purposes, 1.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by 2009 c. 26, s. 57(2) (as amended by The Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2595), arts. 1(2), 18(2)(k) (with arts. 24-28); S.I. 2014/3101, art. 3; S.I. 2016/147, art. 3(b))

F7Words in s. 195S(1)(c) substituted (7.10.2013) by Crime and Courts Act 2013 (c. 22), s. 61(2), Sch. 8 para. 118; S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(v)

195TCodes of practice: Department of JusticeN.I.

(1)The Department of Justice must make a code of practice in connection with—

(a)the carrying out by constables and accredited financial investigators of the functions conferred by sections 195C to 195H,

(b)the carrying out by senior officers of their functions under section 195G, and

(c)the detention of property by—

(i)constables,

(ii)accredited financial investigators, and

(iii)members of staff of the relevant director (within the meaning of section 352(5A)(b)),

under or by virtue of sections 190A, 193A and 195J to 195P.

(2)In subsection (1)(b) senior officers means—

(a)police officers of at least the rank of inspector,

(b)accredited financial investigators who fall within a description specified in an order made for this purpose by the Secretary of State under section 453.

(3)Where the Department of Justice proposes to issue a code of practice the Department of Justice must—

(a)publish a draft,

(b)consider any representations made about the draft,

(c)if the Department of Justice thinks appropriate, modify the draft in the light of any such representations.

(4)The Department of Justice must lay a draft of the code before the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(5)When the Department of Justice has laid a draft of the code before the Assembly the Department of Justice may bring it into operation by order.

(6)Section 41(3) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 applies for the purposes of subsection (4) in relation to the laying of a draft as it applies in relation to the laying of a statutory document under an enactment.

(7)The Department of Justice may revise the whole or any part of the code and issue the code as revised; and subsections (3) to (6) apply to such a revised code as they apply to the original code.

(8)A failure by a person to comply with a provision of the code does not of itself make the person liable to criminal or civil proceedings.

(9)The code is admissible in evidence in criminal or civil proceedings and is to be taken into account by a court or tribunal in any case in which it appears to the court or tribunal to be relevant.]

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