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Police Reform Act 2002

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National Crime Squad equipment

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6(1)Section 80 shall become subsection (1) of that section, and in that section, after that subsection, there shall be inserted—

(2)The Secretary of State may by regulations make any or all of the following provisions—

(a)provision requiring the National Crime Squad when using equipment for the purposes specified in the regulations to use only—

(i)the equipment which is specified in the regulations;

(ii)equipment which is of a description so specified; or

(iii)equipment which is of a type approved by the Secretary of State in accordance with the regulations;

(b)provision requiring the National Crime Squad to keep available for use the equipment falling within paragraph (a)(i) to (iii) which is specified or described in, or approved in accordance with, the regulations;

(c)provision prohibiting the National Crime Squad from using equipment of a type approved as mentioned in paragraph (a)(iii) except—

(i)where the conditions subject to which the approval was given are satisfied; and

(ii)in accordance with the other terms of that approval;

(d)provision requiring equipment used the National Crime Squad to comply with such conditions as may be specified in the regulations, or as may be approved by the Secretary of State in accordance with the regulations;

(e)provision prohibiting the National Crime Squad from using equipment specified in the regulations, or any equipment of a description so specified.

(3)Before making regulations under this section, the Secretary of State shall consult with—

(a)the Service Authority for the National Crime Squad;

(b)the Director General of that Squad;

(c)persons whom the Secretary of State considers to represent the interests of police authorities;

(d)persons whom the Secretary of State considers to represent the interests of chief officers of police; and

(e)such other persons as the Secretary of State thinks fit.

(4)Regulations under this section may make different provision for different cases and circumstances.

(5)A statutory instrument containing any regulations under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(6)In this section “equipment” includes—

(a)vehicles; and

(b)headgear and protective and other clothing.

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