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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

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Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)

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39(1)Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (detention) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph 8 (authorisation of delay in exercise of detained person’s rights) for sub-paragraph (5) substitute—

(5)An officer may also give an authorisation under sub-paragraph (1) if he has reasonable grounds for believing that—

(a)the detained person has benefited from his criminal conduct, and

(b)the recovery of the value of the property constituting the benefit will be hindered by—

(i)informing the named person of the detained person’s detention (in the case of an authorisation under sub-paragraph (1)(a)), or

(ii)the exercise of the right under paragraph 7 (in the case of an authorisation under sub-paragraph (1)(b)).

(5A)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (5) the question whether a person has benefited from his criminal conduct is to be decided in accordance with Part 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

(3)In paragraph 17(3) (grounds for authorising delay or requiring presence of senior officer), in paragraph (d) for “Part VI of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, Part I of the Proceeds of Crime (Scotland) Act 1995” substitute “Part 2 or 3 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002”.

(4)For paragraph 17(4) (further grounds for authorising delay in exercise of detained person’s rights) substitute—

(4)This sub-paragraph applies where an officer mentioned in paragraph 16(4) or (7) has reasonable grounds for believing that—

(a)the detained person has benefited from his criminal conduct, and

(b)the recovery of the value of the property constituting the benefit will be hindered by—

(i)informing the named person of the detained person’s detention (in the case of an authorisation under paragraph 16(4)), or

(ii)the exercise of the entitlement under paragraph 16(6) (in the case of an authorisation under paragraph 16(7)).

(4A)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (4) the question whether a person has benefited from his criminal conduct is to be decided in accordance with Part 3 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

(5)In paragraph 34 (authorisation for withholding information from detained person) for sub-paragraph (3) substitute—

(3)A judicial authority may also make an order under sub-paragraph (1) in relation to specified information if satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that—

(a)the detained person has benefited from his criminal conduct, and

(b)the recovery of the value of the property constituting the benefit would be hindered if the information were disclosed.

(3A)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) the question whether a person has benefited from his criminal conduct is to be decided in accordance with Part 2 or 3 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

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