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Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003

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70Duty of appropriate Minister to inform competent authority

(1)This section applies where a competent authority of any State gives the appropriate Minister a notice under the convention on driving disqualifications in respect of any person.

(2)If the appropriate Minister gives a notice under section 57 to that person, he must give the competent authority particulars of the disqualification which arises by virtue of that section.

(3)If the appropriate Minister does not give such a notice, he must give his reasons to the competent authority.

71Notices

(1)A notice authorised or required under this Chapter to be given by the appropriate Minister to an individual, or a Community licence required to be returned to its holder by section 65, may be given or returned to him by—

(a)delivering it to him,

(b)leaving it at his proper address, or

(c)sending it to him by post.

(2)For the purposes of—

(a)subsection (1), and

(b)section 7 of the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30) in its application to that subsection,

the proper address of any individual is his latest address as known to the appropriate Minister.

72Regulations: Great Britain

(1)Any power to make regulations conferred by this Chapter on the Secretary of State is exercisable by statutory instrument.

(2)A statutory instrument containing any such regulations is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(3)The regulations may make different provision for different purposes.

73Regulations: Northern Ireland

(1)Any power to make regulations conferred by this Chapter on the Department is exercisable by statutory rule for the purposes of the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (S.I. 1979/ 1573 (N.I. 12)).

(2)Any such regulations are subject to negative resolution (within the meaning of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33 (N.I.)).

(3)The regulations may make different provision for different purposes.

74Interpretation

(1)In this Chapter—

  • “appropriate Minister” means—

    (a)

    in relation to Great Britain, the Secretary of State,

    (b)

    in relation to Northern Ireland, the Department,

  • “central authority”, in relation to a State, means an authority designated by the State as a central authority for the purposes of the convention on driving disqualifications,

  • “Community licence”—

    (a)

    in relation to Great Britain, has the same meaning as in Part 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52),

    (b)

    in relation to Northern Ireland, has the same meaning as in Part 2 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/ 154 (N.I.1)),

  • “competent authority”, in relation to a State, means an authority which is a competent authority in relation to the State for the purposes of the convention on driving disqualifications,

  • “the convention on driving disqualifications” means the Convention drawn up on the basis of Article K.3 of the Treaty on European Union on Driving Disqualifications signed on 17th June 1998,

  • “counterpart”—

    (a)

    in relation to Great Britain, has the same meaning as in Part 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52),

    (b)

    in relation to Northern Ireland, has the same meaning as in Part 2 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/ 154 (N.I.1)),

  • “the Department” means the Department of the Environment,

  • “disqualified”, except in section 56, means—

    (a)

    in relation to Great Britain, disqualified for holding or obtaining a Great Britain licence,

    (b)

    in relation to Northern Ireland, disqualified for holding or obtaining a Northern Ireland licence,

    and “disqualification” is to be interpreted accordingly,

  • “foreign disqualification” means the disqualification mentioned in section 56,

  • “Great Britain licence” means a licence to drive a motor vehicle granted under Part 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988,

  • “motor vehicle”—

    (a)

    in relation to Great Britain, has the same meaning as in the Road Traffic Act 1988,

    (b)

    in relation to Northern Ireland, has the same meaning as in the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/ 2994 (N.I.18)),

  • “Northern Ireland licence” means a licence to drive a motor vehicle granted under Part 2 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981,

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the appropriate Minister.

(2)In this Chapter a disqualification, or foreign disqualification, for life is to be treated as being for a period of not less than six months.

75Application to Crown

This Chapter applies to vehicles and persons in the public service of the Crown.

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