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(1)The Secretary of State shall issue a code of practice about the exercise and performance by chief officers of police F1. . . of their powers and duties under this Chapter.
(2)The Secretary of State may from time to time revise the whole or any part of a code of practice issued under this section.
(3)Before issuing or revising a code of practice under this section, the Secretary of State shall consult with—
(a)F2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(b)F2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[F3(c)the Association of Police Authorities;]
(d)F2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(e)F2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[F4(f)the Association of Chief Police Officers;]
(g)persons whom he considers to represent the interests of local authorities;
(h)the Mayor of London; and
(i)such other persons as he thinks fit.
(4)The Secretary of State shall lay any code of practice issued by him under this section, and any revisions of any such code, before Parliament.
(5)In discharging any function to which a code of practice under this section relates, a chief officer of police F5. . . shall have regard to the code.
(6)For the purposes of subsection (3)(g), “ ” means district councils, London borough councils, county councils in Wales, county borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.
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