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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

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2Director’s functions: general

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(1)The Director must exercise his functions in the way which he considers is best calculated to contribute to the reduction of crime.

(2)In exercising his functions as required by subsection (1) the Director must—

(a)act efficiently and effectively;

(b)have regard to his current annual plan (as approved by the Secretary of State in accordance with Schedule 1).

(3)The Director may do anything (including the carrying out of investigations) which he considers is—

(a)appropriate for facilitating, or

(b)incidental or conducive to,

the exercise of his functions.

(4)But subsection (3) does not allow the Director to borrow money.

(5)In considering under subsection (1) the way which is best calculated to contribute to the reduction of crime the Director must have regard to any guidance given to him by the Secretary of State.

(6)The guidance must indicate that the reduction of crime is in general best secured by means of criminal investigations and criminal proceedings.

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