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Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003

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SCHEDULES

Section 15

SCHEDULE 1Proceedings of a nominated court under section 15

Securing attendance of witnesses

1The court has the like powers for securing the attendance of a witness as it has for the purposes of other proceedings before the court.

2In Scotland the court has power to issue a warrant to officers of law to cite witnesses, and section 156 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 46) applies in relation to a witness so cited.

Power to administer oaths

3The court may take evidence on oath.

Proceedings

4Rules of court under section 49 may, in particular, make provision in respect of the persons entitled to appear or take part in the proceedings and for excluding the public from the proceedings.

Privilege of witnesses

5(1)A person cannot be compelled to give any evidence which he could not be compelled to give—

(a)in criminal proceedings in the part of the United Kingdom in which the nominated court exercises jurisdiction, or

(b)subject to sub-paragraph (2), in criminal proceedings in the country from which the request for the evidence has come.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1)(b) does not apply unless the claim of the person questioned to be exempt from giving the evidence is conceded by the court or authority which made the request.

(3)Where the person’s claim is not conceded, he may be required to give the evidence to which the claim relates (subject to the other provisions of this paragraph); but the evidence may not be forwarded to the court or authority which requested it if a court in the country in question, on the matter being referred to it, upholds the claim.

(4)A person cannot be compelled to give any evidence if his doing so would be prejudicial to the security of the United Kingdom.

(5)A certificate signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of State or, where the court is in Scotland, the Lord Advocate to the effect that it would be so prejudicial for that person to do so is conclusive evidence of that fact.

(6)A person cannot be compelled to give any evidence in his capacity as an officer or servant of the Crown.

(7)Sub-paragraphs (4) and (6) are without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph (1).

Forwarding evidence

6(1)The evidence received by the court is to be given to the court or authority that made the request or to the territorial authority for forwarding to the court or authority that made the request.

(2)So far as may be necessary in order to comply with the request—

(a)where the evidence consists of a document, the original or a copy is to be provided,

(b)where it consists of any other article, the article itself, or a description, photograph or other representation of it, is to be provided.

Supplementary

7The Bankers' Books Evidence Act 1879 (c. 11) applies to the proceedings as it applies to other proceedings before the court.

8No order for costs may be made.

Sections 30 and 31

SCHEDULE 2Evidence given by television link or telephone

Part 1Evidence given by television link

Securing attendance of witnesses

1The nominated court has the like powers for securing the attendance of the witness to give evidence through the link as it has for the purpose of proceedings before the court.

2In Scotland the nominated court has power to issue a warrant to officers of law to cite the witness for the purpose of securing his attendance to give evidence through the link, and section 156 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 46) applies in relation to the witness if so cited.

Conduct of hearing

3The witness is to give evidence in the presence of the nominated court.

4The nominated court is to establish the identity of the witness.

5The nominated court is to intervene where it considers it necessary to do so to safeguard the rights of the witness.

6The evidence is to be given under the supervision of the court of the country concerned.

7The evidence is to be given in accordance with the laws of that country and with any measures for the protection of the witness agreed between the Secretary of State and the authority in that country which appears to him to have the function of entering into agreements of that kind.

8Rules of court under section 49 must make provision for the use of interpreters.

Privilege of witness

9(1)The witness cannot be compelled to give any evidence which he could not be compelled to give in criminal proceedings in the part of the United Kingdom in which the nominated court exercises jurisdiction.

(2)The witness cannot be compelled to give any evidence if his doing so would be prejudicial to the security of the United Kingdom.

(3)A certificate signed by or on behalf of the Secretary of State or, where the court is in Scotland, the Lord Advocate to the effect that it would be so prejudicial for that person to do so is to be conclusive evidence of that fact.

(4)The witness cannot be compelled to give any evidence in his capacity as an officer or servant of the Crown.

(5)Sub-paragraphs (2) and (4) are without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph (1).

Record of hearing

10Rules of court under section 49 must make provision—

(a)for the drawing up of a record of the hearing,

(b)for sending the record to the external authority.

Part 2Evidence given by telephone

Notification of witness

11The nominated court must notify the witness of the time when and the place at which he is to give evidence by telephone.

Conduct of hearing

12The nominated court must be satisfied that the witness is willingly giving evidence by telephone.

13The witness is to give evidence in the presence of the nominated court.

14The nominated court is to establish the identity of the witness.

15The evidence is to be given under the supervision of the court of the participating country.

16The evidence is to be given in accordance with the laws of that country.

17Rules of court under section 49 must make provision for the use of interpreters.

Section 54

SCHEDULE 3Offences for the purposes of section 54

Part 1Offences where order of disqualification for a minimum period unnecessary

1(1)Manslaughter or culpable homicide by the driver of a motor vehicle.

(2)“Driver”—

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

(b)in relation to Northern Ireland, has the same meaning as in Article 2(2) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/ 2994 (N.I.18)).

2An offence under section 89(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27) or Article 43(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (S.I. 1997/ 276 (N.I.2)) (exceeding speed limit).

3An offence under any of the following sections of the Road Traffic Act 1988 or Articles of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995—

(a)section 1 or Article 9 (causing death by dangerous driving),

(b)section 2 or Article 10 (dangerous driving),

(c)section 3 or Article 12 (careless, and inconsiderate, driving),

(d)section 3A or Article 14 (causing death by careless driving when under influence of drink or drugs),

(e)section 4 or Article 15 (driving, or being in charge, when under influence of drink or drugs),

(f)section 5 or Article 16 (driving, or being in charge, of a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration above prescribed limit),

(g)section 6 or Article 17 (failing to provide a specimen of breath for a breath test),

(h)section 7 or Article 18 (failing to provide specimen for analysis or laboratory test).

4An offence under section 12 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (motor racing and speed trials on public ways).

5An offence under section 103(1)(b) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 or Article 167(1) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/ 154 (N.I.1)) (driving while disqualified).

6An offence under section 170(4) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 or Article 175(2) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (failing to stop after accident and give particulars or report of accident).

Part 2Offences where order of disqualification for minimum period necessary

7An offence which—

(a)is mentioned in Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53) or Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/ 1320 (N.I.10)), but

(b)is not an offence mentioned in Part 1 of this Schedule.

Section 90

SCHEDULE 4Terrorist property: freezing orders

1The Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11) is amended as follows.

2In section 123 (orders and regulations), in subsection (2)(i), for “paragraph” there is substituted “paragraphs 11A, 25A, 41A and”.

3In Part 1 of Schedule 4 (forfeiture orders: England and Wales), after paragraph 11 there is inserted—

Domestic and overseas freezing orders

11A(1)This paragraph has effect for the purposes of paragraphs 11B to 11G.

(2)The relevant Framework Decision means the Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidence adopted by the Council of the European Union on 22nd July 2003.

(3)A listed offence means—

(a)an offence described in Article 3(2) of the relevant Framework Decision, or

(b)a prescribed offence or an offence of a prescribed description.

(4)An order under sub-paragraph (3)(b) which, for the purposes of paragraph 11D, prescribes an offence or a description of offences may require that the conduct which constitutes the offence or offences would, if it occurred in a part of the United Kingdom, constitute an offence in that part.

(5)Specified information, in relation to a certificate under paragraph 11B or 11D, means—

(a)any information required to be given by the form of certificate annexed to the relevant Framework Decision, or

(b)any prescribed information.

(6)In this paragraph, “prescribed” means prescribed by an order made by the Secretary of State.

(7)A participating country means—

(a)a country other than the United Kingdom which is a member State on a day appointed for the commencement of Schedule 4 to the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003, and

(b)any other member State designated by an order made by the Secretary of State.

(8)“Country” includes territory.

(9)Section 14(2)(a) applies for the purposes of determining what are the proceeds of the commission of an offence.

Domestic freezing orders: certification

11B(1)If any of the property to which an application for a restraint order relates is property in a participating country, the applicant may ask the High Court to make a certificate under this paragraph.

(2)The High Court may make a certificate under this paragraph if—

(a)it makes a restraint order in relation to property in the participating country, and

(b)it is satisfied that there is a good arguable case that the property is likely to be used for the purposes of a listed offence or is the proceeds of the commission of a listed offence.

(3)A certificate under this paragraph is a certificate which—

(a)is made for the purposes of the relevant Framework Decision, and

(b)gives the specified information.

(4)If the High Court makes a certificate under this paragraph—

(a)the restraint order must provide for notice of the certificate to be given to the person affected by it, and

(b)paragraph 6(2) to (4) applies to the certificate as it applies to the restraint order.

Sending domestic freezing orders

11C(1)If a certificate is made under paragraph 11B, the restraint order and the certificate are to be sent to the Secretary of State for forwarding to—

(a)a court exercising jurisdiction in the place where the property is situated, or

(b)any authority recognised by the government of the participating country as the appropriate authority for receiving orders of that kind.

(2)The restraint order and the certificate must be accompanied by a forfeiture order, unless the certificate indicates when the court expects a forfeiture order to be sent.

(3)The certificate must include a translation of it into an appropriate language of the participating country (if that language is not English).

(4)The certificate must be signed by or on behalf of the court and must include a statement as to the accuracy of the information given in it.

The signature may be an electronic signature.

(5)If the restraint order and the certificate are not accompanied by a forfeiture order, but a forfeiture order is subsequently made, it is to be sent to the Secretary of State for forwarding as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1).

Overseas freezing orders

11D(1)Paragraph 11E applies where an overseas freezing order made by an appropriate court or authority in a participating country is received by the Secretary of State from the court or authority which made or confirmed the order.

(2)An overseas freezing order is an order prohibiting dealing with property—

(a)which is in the United Kingdom,

(b)which the appropriate court or authority considers is likely to be used for the purposes of a listed offence or is the proceeds of the commission of such an offence, and

(c)in respect of which an order has been or may be made by a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in the participating country for the forfeiture of the property,

and in respect of which the following requirements of this paragraph are met.

(3)The action which the appropriate court or authority considered would constitute or, as the case may be, constituted the listed offence is action done as an act of terrorism or for the purposes of terrorism.

(4)The order must relate to—

(a)criminal proceedings instituted in the participating country, or

(b)a criminal investigation being carried on there.

(5)The order must be accompanied by a certificate which gives the specified information; but a certificate may be treated as giving any specified information which is not given in it if the Secretary of State has the information in question.

(6)The certificate must—

(a)be signed by or on behalf of the court or authority which made or confirmed the order,

(b)include a statement as to the accuracy of the information given in it,

(c)if it is not in English, include a translation of it into English (or, if appropriate, Welsh).

The signature may be an electronic signature.

(7)The order must be accompanied by an order made by a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in that country for the forfeiture of the property, unless the certificate indicates when such an order is expected to be sent.

(8)An appropriate court or authority in a participating country in relation to an overseas freezing order is—

(a)a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in the country,

(b)a prosecuting authority in the country,

(c)any other authority in the country which appears to the Secretary of State to have the function of making such orders.

(9)References in paragraphs 11E to 11G to an overseas freezing order include its accompanying certificate.

Enforcement of overseas freezing orders

11E(1)Where this paragraph applies the Secretary of State must send a copy of the overseas freezing order to the High Court and to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

(2)The court is to consider the overseas freezing order on its own initiative within a period prescribed by rules of court.

(3)Before giving effect to the overseas freezing order, the court must give the Director an opportunity to be heard.

(4)The court may decide not to give effect to the overseas freezing order only if, in its opinion, giving effect to it would be incompatible with any of the Convention rights (within the meaning of the Human Rights Act 1998).

11FThe High Court may postpone giving effect to an overseas freezing order in respect of any property—

(a)in order to avoid prejudicing a criminal investigation which is taking place in the United Kingdom, or

(b)if, under an order made by a court in criminal proceedings in the United Kingdom, the property may not be dealt with.

11G(1)Where the High Court decides to give effect to an overseas freezing order, it must—

(a)register the order in that court,

(b)provide for notice of the registration to be given to any person affected by it.

(2)For the purpose of enforcing an overseas freezing order registered in the High Court, the order is to have effect as if it were an order made by that court.

(3)Paragraph 7 applies to an overseas freezing order registered in the High Court as it applies to a restraint order under paragraph 5.

(4)The High Court may cancel the registration of the order, or vary the property to which the order applies, on an application by the Director of Public Prosecutions or any other person affected by it, if or to the extent that—

(a)the court is of the opinion mentioned in paragraph 11E(4), or

(b)the court is of the opinion that the order has ceased to have effect in the participating country.

(5)Her Majesty may by Order in Council make further provision for the enforcement in England and Wales of registered overseas freezing orders.

(6)An Order in Council under this paragraph—

(a)may make different provision for different cases,

(b)is not to be made unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

4In paragraph 14 of that Schedule (enforcement of orders made in designated countries), in sub-paragraph (2), after the second “order” there is inserted “(other than an overseas freezing order within the meaning of paragraph 11D)”.

5In Part 2 of that Schedule (forfeiture orders: Scotland), after paragraph 25 there is inserted—

Domestic and overseas freezing orders

25A(1)This paragraph has effect for the purposes of paragraphs 25B to 25G.

(2)The relevant Framework Decision means the Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidence adopted by the Council of the European Union on 22nd July 2003.

(3)A listed offence means—

(a)an offence described in Article 3(2) of the relevant Framework Decision, or

(b)a prescribed offence or an offence of a prescribed description.

(4)An order under sub-paragraph (3)(b) which, for the purposes of paragraph 25D, prescribes an offence or a description of offences may require that the conduct which constitutes the offence or offences would, if it occurred in a part of the United Kingdom, constitute an offence in that part.

(5)Specified information, in relation to a certificate under paragraph 25B or 25D, means—

(a)any information required to be given by the form of certificate annexed to the relevant Framework Decision, or

(b)any prescribed information.

(6)In this paragraph, “prescribed” means prescribed by an order made by the Secretary of State.

(7)A participating country means—

(a)a country other than the United Kingdom which is a member State on a day appointed for the commencement of Schedule 4 to the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003, and

(b)any other member State designated by an order made by the Secretary of State.

(8)“Country” includes territory.

(9)Section 14(2)(a) applies for the purposes of determining what are the proceeds of the commission of an offence.

Domestic freezing orders: certification

25B(1)If any of the property to which an application for a restraint order relates is property in a participating country, the applicant may ask the Court of Session to make a certificate under this paragraph.

(2)The Court of Session may make a certificate under this paragraph if—

(a)it makes a restraint order in relation to property in the participating country, and

(b)it is satisfied that there is a good arguable case that the property is likely to be used for the purposes of a listed offence or is the proceeds of the commission of a listed offence.

(3)A certificate under this paragraph is a certificate which—

(a)is made for the purposes of the relevant Framework Decision, and

(b)gives the specified information.

(4)If the Court of Session makes a certificate under this paragraph—

(a)the restraint order must provide for notice of the certificate to be given to the person affected by it, and

(b)paragraph 19(2) to (4) applies to the certificate as it applies to the restraint order.

Sending domestic freezing orders

25C(1)If a certificate is made under paragraph 25B, the restraint order and the certificate are to be sent to the Lord Advocate for forwarding to—

(a)a court exercising jurisdiction in the place where the property is situated, or

(b)any authority recognised by the government of the participating country as the appropriate authority for receiving orders of that kind.

(2)The restraint order and the certificate must be accompanied by a forfeiture order, unless the certificate indicates when the court expects a forfeiture order to be sent.

(3)The certificate must include a translation of it into an appropriate language of the participating country (if that language is not English).

(4)The certificate must be signed by or on behalf of the court and must include a statement as to the accuracy of the information given in it.

The signature may be an electronic signature.

(5)If the restraint order and the certificate are not accompanied by a forfeiture order, but a forfeiture order is subsequently made, it is to be sent to the Lord Advocate for forwarding as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1).

Overseas freezing orders

25D(1)Paragraph 25E applies where an overseas freezing order made by an appropriate court or authority in a participating country is received by the Secretary of State from the court or authority which made or confirmed the order.

(2)An overseas freezing order is an order prohibiting dealing with property—

(a)which is in the United Kingdom,

(b)which the appropriate court or authority considers is likely to be used for the purposes of a listed offence or is the proceeds of the commission of such an offence, and

(c)in respect of which an order has been or may be made by a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in the participating country for the forfeiture of the property,

and in respect of which the following requirements of this paragraph are met.

(3)The action which the appropriate court or authority considered would constitute or, as the case may be, constituted the listed offence is action done as an act of terrorism or for the purposes of terrorism.

(4)The order must relate to—

(a)criminal proceedings instituted in the participating country, or

(b)a criminal investigation being carried on there.

(5)The order must be accompanied by a certificate which gives the specified information; but a certificate may be treated as giving any specified information which is not given in it if the Secretary of State has the information in question.

(6)The certificate must—

(a)be signed by or on behalf of the court or authority which made or confirmed the order,

(b)include a statement as to the accuracy of the information given in it,

(c)if it is not in English, include a translation of it into English.

The signature may be an electronic signature.

(7)The order must be accompanied by an order made by a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in that country for the forfeiture of the property, unless the certificate indicates when such an order is expected to be sent.

(8)An appropriate court or authority in a participating country in relation to an overseas freezing order is—

(a)a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in the country,

(b)a prosecuting authority in the country,

(c)any other authority in the country which appears to the Secretary of State to have the function of making such orders.

(9)References in paragraphs 25E to 25G to an overseas freezing order include its accompanying certificate.

Enforcement of overseas freezing orders

25E(1)Where this paragraph applies the Secretary of State must send a copy of the overseas freezing order to the Court of Session and to the Lord Advocate.

(2)The court is to consider the overseas freezing order on its own initiative within a period prescribed by rules of court.

(3)Before giving effect to the overseas freezing order, the court must give the Lord Advocate an opportunity to be heard.

(4)The court may decide not to give effect to the overseas freezing order only if, in its opinion, giving effect to it would be incompatible with any of the Convention rights (within the meaning of the Human Rights Act 1998).

25FThe Court of Session may postpone giving effect to an overseas freezing order in respect of any property—

(a)in order to avoid prejudicing a criminal investigation which is taking place in the United Kingdom, or

(b)if, under an order made by a court in criminal proceedings in the United Kingdom, the property may not be dealt with.

25G(1)Where the Court of Session decides to give effect to an overseas freezing order, the Deputy Principal Clerk of Session must—

(a)register the order in the Books of Council and Session,

(b)provide for notice of the registration to be given to any person affected by it.

(2)For the purpose of enforcing an overseas freezing order registered in the Books of Council and Session, the order is to have effect as if it were an order made by the Court of Session.

(3)Paragraphs 20 and 21 apply to an overseas freezing order registered in the Books of Council and Session as they apply to a restraint order under paragraph 18.

(4)The Court of Session may cancel the registration of the order, or vary the property to which the order applies, on an application by the Lord Advocate or any other person affected by it, if or to the extent that—

(a)the court is of the opinion mentioned in paragraph 25E(4), or

(b)the court is of the opinion that the order has ceased to have effect in the participating country.

(5)Her Majesty may by Order in Council make further provision for the enforcement in Scotland of registered overseas freezing orders.

(6)An Order in Council under this paragraph—

(a)may make different provision for different cases,

(b)is not to be made unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

6In paragraph 28 of that Schedule (enforcement of orders made in designated countries), in sub-paragraph (2), after the second “order” there is inserted “(other than an overseas freezing order within the meaning of paragraph 25D)”.

7In Part 3 of that Schedule (forfeiture orders: Northern Ireland), after paragraph 41 there is inserted—

Domestic and overseas freezing orders

41A(1)This paragraph has effect for the purposes of paragraphs 41B to 41G.

(2)The relevant Framework Decision means the Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidence adopted by the Council of the European Union on 22nd July 2003.

(3)A listed offence means—

(a)an offence described in Article 3(2) of the relevant Framework Decision, or

(b)a prescribed offence or an offence of a prescribed description.

(4)An order under sub-paragraph (3)(b) which, for the purposes of paragraph 41D, prescribes an offence or a description of offences may require that the conduct which constitutes the offence or offences would, if it occurred in a part of the United Kingdom, constitute an offence in that part.

(5)Specified information, in relation to a certificate under paragraph 41B or 41D, means—

(a)any information required to be given by the form of certificate annexed to the relevant Framework Decision, or

(b)any prescribed information.

(6)In this paragraph, “prescribed” means prescribed by an order made by the Secretary of State.

(7)A participating country means—

(a)a country other than the United Kingdom which is a member State on a day appointed for the commencement of Schedule 4 to the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003, and

(b)any other member State designated by an order made by the Secretary of State.

(8)“Country” includes territory.

(9)Section 14(2)(a) applies for the purposes of determining what are the proceeds of the commission of an offence.

Domestic freezing orders: certification

41B(1)If any of the property to which an application for a restraint order relates is property in a participating country, the applicant may ask the High Court to make a certificate under this paragraph.

(2)The High Court may make a certificate under this paragraph if—

(a)it makes a restraint order in relation to property in the participating country, and

(b)it is satisfied that there is a good arguable case that the property is likely to be used for the purposes of a listed offence or is the proceeds of the commission of a listed offence.

(3)A certificate under this paragraph is a certificate which—

(a)is made for the purposes of the relevant Framework Decision, and

(b)gives the specified information.

(4)If the High Court makes a certificate under this paragraph—

(a)the restraint order must provide for notice of the certificate to be given to the person affected by it, and

(b)paragraph 34(2) to (4) applies to the certificate as it applies to the restraint order.

Sending domestic freezing orders

41C(1)If a certificate is made under paragraph 41B, the restraint order and the certificate are to be sent to the Secretary of State for forwarding to—

(a)a court exercising jurisdiction in the place where the property is situated, or

(b)any authority recognised by the government of the participating country as the appropriate authority for receiving orders of that kind.

(2)The restraint order and the certificate must be accompanied by a forfeiture order, unless the certificate indicates when the court expects a forfeiture order to be sent.

(3)The certificate must include a translation of it into an appropriate language of the participating country (if that language is not English).

(4)The certificate must be signed by or on behalf of the court and must include a statement as to the accuracy of the information given in it.

The signature may be an electronic signature.

(5)If the restraint order and the certificate are not accompanied by a forfeiture order, but a forfeiture order is subsequently made, it is to be sent to the Secretary of State for forwarding as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1).

Overseas freezing orders

41D(1)Paragraph 41E applies where an overseas freezing order made by an appropriate court or authority in a participating country is received by the Secretary of State from the court or authority which made or confirmed the order.

(2)An overseas freezing order is an order prohibiting dealing with property—

(a)which is in the United Kingdom,

(b)which the appropriate court or authority considers is likely to be used for the purposes of a listed offence or is the proceeds of the commission of such an offence, and

(c)in respect of which an order has been or may be made by a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in the participating country for the forfeiture of the property,

and in respect of which the following requirements of this paragraph are met.

(3)The action which the appropriate court or authority considered would constitute or, as the case may be, constituted the listed offence is action done as an act of terrorism or for the purposes of terrorism.

(4)The order must relate to—

(a)criminal proceedings instituted in the participating country, or

(b)a criminal investigation being carried on there.

(5)The order must be accompanied by a certificate which gives the specified information; but a certificate may be treated as giving any specified information which is not given in it if the Secretary of State has the information in question.

(6)The certificate must—

(a)be signed by or on behalf of the court or authority which made or confirmed the order,

(b)include a statement as to the accuracy of the information given in it,

(c)if it is not in English, include a translation of it into English.

The signature may be an electronic signature.

(7)The order must be accompanied by an order made by a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in that country for the forfeiture of the property, unless the certificate indicates when such an order is expected to be sent.

(8)An appropriate court or authority in a participating country in relation to an overseas freezing order is—

(a)a court exercising criminal jurisdiction in the country,

(b)a prosecuting authority in the country,

(c)any other authority in the country which appears to the Secretary of State to have the function of making such orders.

(9)References in paragraphs 41E to 41G to an overseas freezing order include its accompanying certificate.

Enforcement of overseas freezing orders

41E(1)Where this paragraph applies the Secretary of State must send a copy of the overseas freezing order to the High Court and to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland.

(2)The court is to consider the overseas freezing order on its own initiative within a period prescribed by rules of court.

(3)Before giving effect to the overseas freezing order, the court must give the Director an opportunity to be heard.

(4)The court may decide not to give effect to the overseas freezing order only if, in its opinion, giving effect to it would be incompatible with any of the Convention rights (within the meaning of the Human Rights Act 1998).

41FThe High Court may postpone giving effect to an overseas freezing order in respect of any property—

(a)in order to avoid prejudicing a criminal investigation which is taking place in the United Kingdom, or

(b)if, under an order made by a court in criminal proceedings in the United Kingdom, the property may not be dealt with.

41G(1)Where the High Court decides to give effect to an overseas freezing order, it must—

(a)register the order in that court,

(b)provide for notice of the registration to be given to any person affected by it.

(2)For the purpose of enforcing an overseas freezing order registered in the High Court, the order is to have effect as if it were an order made by that court.

(3)Paragraph 35 applies to an overseas freezing order registered in the High Court as it applies to a restraint order under paragraph 33.

(4)The High Court may cancel the registration of the order, or vary the property to which the order applies, on an application by the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland or any other person affected by it, if or to the extent that—

(a)the court is of the opinion mentioned in paragraph 41E(4), or

(b)the court is of the opinion that the order has ceased to have effect in the participating country.

(5)Her Majesty may by Order in Council make further provision for the enforcement in Northern Ireland of registered overseas freezing orders.

(6)An Order in Council under this paragraph—

(a)may make different provision for different cases,

(b)is not to be made unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

8In paragraph 44 of that Schedule (enforcement of orders made in designated countries), in sub-paragraph (2), after the second “order” there is inserted “(other than an overseas freezing order within the meaning of paragraph 41D)”.

9In Part 4 of that Schedule (insolvency), in paragraph 45, at the end of paragraph (c) of the definition of “restraint order” there is inserted “or an order which is enforceable in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland by virtue of paragraph 11G, 25G or 41G”.

Section 91

SCHEDULE 5Minor and consequential amendments

The Internationally Protected Persons Act 1978 (c. 17)

1The Internationally Protected Persons Act 1978 is amended as follows.

2In section 2 (supplementary provisions), in subsections (1) and (2), for “and the United Nations Personnel Act 1997” there is substituted “, the United Nations Personnel Act 1997 and the Terrorism Act 2000”.

The Suppression of Terrorism Act 1978 (c. 26)

3The Suppression of Terrorism Act 1978 is amended as follows.

4In section 4 (jurisdiction in respect of offences committed outside United Kingdom), in subsections (4) and (5), for “and the United Nations Personnel Act 1997” there is substituted “, the United Nations Personnel Act 1997 and the Terrorism Act 2000”.

The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/ 154 (N.I. 1))

5The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 is amended as follows.

6In Article 4 (exceptions to offence under Article 3), in paragraph (3)(a), after “Road Traffic Orders” there is inserted “or Chapter 1 of Part 3 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003”.

The Nuclear Material (Offences) Act 1983 (c. 18)

7The Nuclear Material (Offences) Act 1983 is amended as follows.

8In section 3 (supplemental), in subsections (1) and (2), for “and the United Nations Personnel Act 1997” there is substituted “, the United Nations Personnel Act 1997 and the Terrorism Act 2000”.

The Child Abduction Act 1984 (c. 37)

9The Child Abduction Act 1984 is amended as follows.

10In section 11 (consequential amendments and repeals), in subsection (3), after “the Internationally Protected Persons Act 1978” there is inserted “and sections 63B(2) and 63C(2) of the Terrorism Act 2000”.

The Criminal Justice Act 1987 (c. 38)

11The Criminal Justice Act 1987 is amended as follows.

12In section 2 (investigation powers of Director of Serious Fraud Office)—

(a)in subsection (1A), for paragraph (b) there is substituted—

(b)the Secretary of State acting under section 15(2) of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003, in response to a request received by him from a person mentioned in section 13(2) of that Act (an “overseas authority”).,

(b)in subsection (8A), for the words from “furnished” to the end there is substituted “given to the overseas authority which requested it or given to the Secretary of State for forwarding to that overseas authority)”,

(c)subsection (8B) is omitted,

(d)in subsection (8C), for “transmitted” (in both places) there is substituted “forwarded”,

(e)in subsection (18), “(8B)” is omitted.

The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33)

13The Criminal Justice Act 1988 is amended as follows.

14In section 24 (business etc. documents), in subsection (4), for “section 3 of the Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990” there is substituted “section 7 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003”.

15In section 26 (statements in documents that appear to have been prepared for the purposes of criminal proceedings or investigations), for “section 3 of the Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990” there is substituted “section 7 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003”.

16In paragraph 6 of Schedule 13 (evidence before courts-martial etc.)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)—

(i)for “section 3 of the Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990” there is substituted “section 7 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003”, and

(ii)for “letters of request or corresponding documents” there is substituted “requests for assistance in obtaining outside the United Kingdom evidence”, and

(b)in sub-paragraph (4), for “letters of request or corresponding documents” there is substituted “requests for assistance in obtaining evidence”.

The Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)

17The Road Traffic Act 1988 is amended as follows.

18In section 88 (exceptions to offence under section 87)—

(a)in subsection (1A)(b)(ii), for “section 4(1) of or paragraph 6(1) or 9(1)” there is substituted “section 4 of or paragraph 6 or 9”,

(b)in subsection (1B)(a), after “Road Traffic Acts” there is inserted “or Chapter 1 of Part 3 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003”.

19In section 92 (requirements as to physical fitness of drivers), in subsection (7D), after “99D” there is inserted “or 109C”.

20In section 94A (driving after refusal or revocation of licence), in subsection (1)—

(a)in paragraph (a)(ii), for “section 93(1) or (2)” there is substituted “section 93”,

(b)in paragraph (a)(iii)—

(i)after “section 99C(1) or (2)” there is inserted “or 109B”,

(ii)after “Community licence” there is inserted “or Northern Ireland licence”,

(c)in paragraph (b)(ii), at the end there is inserted “or Northern Ireland licence”.

21In section 97 (grant of licences), in subsection (1)(d), for “section 4(1) of or paragraph 6(1) or 9(1)” there is substituted “section 4 of or paragraph 6 or 9”.

22In section 100 (appeals relating to licences), in subsection (1)—

(a)in paragraph (c), after “99(3)” there is inserted “or (3A)”,

(b)for “or 99C” there is substituted “, 99C or 109B”.

23In section 105 (regulations)—

(a)in subsection (2)—

(i)in paragraph (a), after “this Act,” there is inserted “Northern Ireland licences,”,

(ii)in paragraph (b)(iii), after “this Act” there is inserted “, of Northern Ireland licences”,

(iii)in paragraph (ea), after “counterparts” (in the first place) there is inserted “of Northern Ireland licences or” and after “counterparts” (in the second place) there is inserted “of Northern Ireland licences or (as the case may be)”,

(iv)in paragraph (f), before “Community licences” there is inserted “Northern Ireland licences or”,

(b)in subsection (5), for “, 91A and” there is substituted “and 91ZA to”.

24In section 107 (service of notices), for “99B or 99E” there is substituted “99B, 99E or 109A”.

25In section 108 (interpretation), in subsection (1)—

(a)in the definition of “counterpart”, the “and” at the end of paragraph (a) is omitted and after that paragraph there is inserted—

(aa)in relation to a Northern Ireland licence, has the meaning given by section 109A of this Act (except in the definition of “Northern Ireland counterpart” below), and,

(b)in the definition of “Northern Ireland driving licence” and “Northern Ireland licence”, at the end there is inserted “and “Northern Ireland counterpart” means the document issued with the Northern Ireland licence as a counterpart under the law of Northern Ireland”.

26In section 109 (provisions as to Northern Ireland drivers' licences)—

(a)in subsection (1), after “Great Britain,” there is inserted “in accordance with that licence,”,

(b)in subsection (2), paragraph (b) and the “and” preceding it are omitted,

(c)subsections (3) to (5) are omitted.

27In section 164 (power of constables to require production of driving licence etc.)—

(a)in subsection (3)—

(i)in paragraph (a), before “the Secretary of State” there is inserted “a person is required to deliver his licence and its counterpart to the Secretary of State under section 63 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 or”,

(ii)in paragraph (a)(iii), after “99C” there is inserted “, 109B”,

(iii)in paragraph (b), after “99C” there is inserted “, 109B” and after “or 118” there is inserted “or section 63 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003”,

(b)in subsection (11)—

(i)in the definition of “licence”, after “this Act” there is inserted “, a Northern Ireland licence”,

(ii)after ““counterpart”,” there is inserted ““Northern Ireland licence”,”.

28In section 167 (power of arrest for constable in Scotland), before “Community licence” there is inserted “Northern Ireland licence or”.

29In section 173 (forgery of documents, etc.)—

(a)in subsection (2)(aa), after “counterpart of a” there is inserted “Northern Ireland licence or”,

(b)in subsection (4), for “and “Community licence”” there is substituted “, “Community licence” and “Northern Ireland licence””.

30In section 176 (power to seize certain articles)—

(a)in subsection (1A), before “Community licence” (in both places) there is inserted “Northern Ireland licence or”,

(b)in subsection (3A), after “such licence or” there is inserted “of a Northern Ireland licence or”,

(c)in subsection (8), for “and “Community licence”” there is substituted “, “Community licence” and “Northern Ireland licence””.

31In section 193A (tramcars and trolley vehicles), in subsection (2)(b), for “91A,” there is substituted “91ZA to”.

The Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53)

32The Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 is amended as follows.

33In section 3 (restriction on institution of proceedings for certain offences), in subsection (2A), after “99D” there is inserted “or 109C”.

34In section 26 (interim disqualification), in subsection (10), for the words from “and 91A(5)” to “licences)” there is substituted “, 91ZA(7) and 91A(5) of this Act”.

35In section 98 (general interpretation), in subsection (1)—

(a)in the definition of “the provisions connected with the licensing of drivers”, for “91A,” there is substituted “91ZA to”,

(b)for “and “EEA State”” there is substituted “, “EEA State” and “Northern Ireland licence””.

36In Schedule 1 (offences to which sections 1, 6, 11 and 12(1) of the Act apply)—

(a)in the entry for section 94(3) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, in column 1, at the end there is inserted “or 109C”,

(b)in the entry for section 94(3A) of that Act, in column 1, at the end there is inserted “or 109C(c)”,

(c)in the entry for section 94A of that Act, in column 2, at the end there is inserted “or 109B”,

(d)in the entry for section 99B(11) of that Act—

(i)in column 1, at the end there is inserted “and that subsection as applied by RTA section 109A(5)”,

(ii)in column 2, at the end there is inserted “or a requirement under section 99B(6) or (7) as applied by section 109A(5)”.

37In Schedule 2 (prosecution and punishment of offences)—

(a)in the entry for section 94(3) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, in column 2, at the end there is inserted “or 109C”,

(b)in the entry for section 94(3A) of that Act, in column 2, at the end there is inserted “or 109C(c)”,

(c)in the entry for section 94A of that Act, in column 2, at the end there is inserted “or 109B”,

(d)in the entry for section 99B(11) of that Act—

(i)in column 1, at the end there is inserted “and that subsection as applied by RTA section 109A(5)”,

(ii)in column 2, at the end there is inserted “or a requirement under section 99B(6) or (7) as applied by section 109A(5)”,

(e)the entry for section 109 of that Act is omitted,

(f)before the entry for section 114 of that Act there is inserted—

RTA section 109B(4)Failure to deliver Northern Ireland licence to Secretary of State when required by notice under section 109B.Summarily.Level 3 on the standard scale.

The Criminal Justice (Evidence, Etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 (S.I. 1988/1847 (N.I. 17))

38The Criminal Justice (Evidence, Etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 is amended as follows.

39In Article 4 (business etc. documents), in paragraph (4), for “section 3 of the Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990” there is substituted “section 7 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003”.

40In Article 6 (statements in documents that appear to have been prepared for the purposes of criminal proceedings or investigations), for “section 3 of the Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990” there is substituted “section 7 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003”.

The Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990 (c. 5)

41The Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990 is amended as follows.

42Sections 1 to 4, 7, 8 and 11 (mutual service of process and provision of evidence) are omitted.

43In section 5 (transfer of UK prisoner to give evidence or assist investigation overseas), after subsection (3) there is inserted—

(3A)A warrant under this section has effect in spite of section 127(1) of the Army Act 1955, section 127(1) of the Air Force Act 1955 or section 82A(1) of the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (restriction on removing persons out of the United Kingdom who are serving military sentences).

44Schedule 1 (proceedings of nominated court) is omitted.

The Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995 (c. 13)

45The Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995 is amended as follows.

46In section 2 (surrender of licences), at the end there is inserted—

(6)In this section and section 3 “licence” includes a Northern Ireland licence.

47In section 3 (revocation of licences)—

(a)after subsection (1) there is inserted—

(1A)Where the Secretary of State serves on the holder of a Northern Ireland licence a notice under subsection (1), the Secretary of State must send to the licensing authority in Northern Ireland—

(a)particulars of the notice; and

(b)the Northern Ireland licence.

(1B)Where the Secretary of State is sent by that licensing authority particulars of a notice served on the holder of a licence under a provision of Northern Ireland law corresponding to subsection (1), he must by notice served on the holder revoke the licence.,

(b)in subsection (2), after “subsection (1)” there is inserted “or (1B)”,

(c)at the end, there is inserted—

(3)In this section references to the revocation of a person’s Northern Ireland licence are references to its revocation as respects Great Britain; and, accordingly, the person ceases to be authorised by virtue of section 109(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to drive in Great Britain a motor vehicle of any class.

48In section 4 (re-testing)—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)for “section 3(1)” there is substituted “section 3”,

(ii)after “full licence” (in the second place it occurs) there is inserted “or (as the case may be) full Northern Ireland licence”,

(b)after subsection (1) there is inserted—

(1A)Subject to subsection (5), the Secretary of State may not under that Part grant a person whose Northern Ireland licence has been revoked under a provision of Northern Ireland law corresponding to section 3(1) a full licence to drive any class of vehicles in relation to which the revoked licence was issued as a full Northern Ireland licence unless he satisfies the Secretary of State as mentioned in subsection (1).,

(c)in subsections (2) and (3), at the end there is inserted “or (as the case may be) full Northern Ireland licence”,

(d)in subsection (5)—

(i)for “Subsection (1) does” there is substituted “Subsections (1) and (1A) do”, and

(ii)for “section 3(1)” there is substituted “section 3 or whose Northern Ireland licence has been revoked under a provision of Northern Ireland law corresponding to section 3(1)”.

49In section 5 (restoration of licence without re-testing in certain cases)—

(a)in subsections (1), (4) and (6), for “section 3(1)” there is substituted “section 3”,

(b)in subsections (3)(a) and (4)(c), after “section 2” there is inserted “or (as the case may be) the provision of Northern Ireland law corresponding to that section”,

(c)at the end there is inserted—

(11)Nothing in this section applies in relation to a person whose Northern Ireland licence has been revoked under section 3(1).

50In section 7 (early termination of probationary period)—

(a)in paragraph (b), for “section 3(1)” there is substituted “section 3”,

(b)in paragraph (c)—

(i)for “paragraph 5(1)” there is substituted “paragraph 5”,

(ii)for “paragraph 8(1)” there is substituted “paragraph 8”.

51In section 9 (interpretation), after subsection (2) there is inserted—

(2A)In this Act—

  • “full Northern Ireland licence” means a Northern Ireland licence other than a Northern Ireland provisional licence,

  • “Northern Ireland provisional licence” means a Northern Ireland licence which corresponds to a provisional licence.

52Schedule 1 (newly qualified drivers holding test certificates) is amended as follows.

53In paragraph 1, at the end there is inserted—

(3)In this Schedule “licence” includes a Northern Ireland licence, “full licence” includes a full Northern Ireland licence and “provisional licence” includes a Northern Ireland provisional licence.

(4)In relation to the holder of a Northern Ireland licence, the following sub-paragraphs have effect for the purposes of this Schedule.

(5)References to a test certificate are references to a certificate or other document (in this Schedule referred to as a “Northern Ireland test certificate”) which is evidence that he has not more than two years previously passed a Northern Ireland test of competence to drive corresponding to the test mentioned in sub-paragraph (1).

(6)References to prescribed conditions are references to conditions subject to which the Northern Ireland provisional licence was granted.

54In paragraph 2, after sub-paragraph (4) there is inserted—

(4A)In relation to the holder of a Northern Ireland licence, the reference in sub-paragraph (4)(b) to section 98(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 is a reference to the corresponding provision under the law of Northern Ireland.

55In paragraph 5—

(a)after sub-paragraph (1) there is inserted—

(1A)Where the Secretary of State serves on the holder of a Northern Ireland licence a notice under sub-paragraph (1), the Secretary of State must send to the licensing authority in Northern Ireland particulars of the notice together with the Northern Ireland test certificate.

(1B)Where the Secretary of State is sent by that licensing authority particulars of a notice served on the holder of a licence under a provision of Northern Ireland law corresponding to sub-paragraph (1), he must by notice served on that person revoke his test certificate.,

(b)in sub-paragraph (2), after “sub-paragraph (1)” there is inserted “or (1B)”,

(c)at the end there is inserted—

(4)In this paragraph and paragraph 8 references to the revocation of a person’s Northern Ireland test certificate are references to its revocation as respects Great Britain.

(5)The effect of the revocation of a person’s Northern Ireland test certificate as respects Great Britain is that any prescribed conditions to which his Northern Ireland provisional licence ceased to be subject when he became a qualified driver shall again apply for the purposes of section 109(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

56In paragraph 6, in sub-paragraph (1), for “paragraph 5(1)” there is substituted “paragraph 5, or whose Northern Ireland test certificate has been revoked under a provision of Northern Ireland law corresponding to paragraph 5(1),”.

57In paragraph 8—

(a)after sub-paragraph (1) there is inserted—

(1A)Where the Secretary of State serves on the holder of a Northern Ireland licence a notice under sub-paragraph (1), the Secretary of State must send to the licensing authority in Northern Ireland particulars of the notice together with the Northern Ireland licence and the Northern Ireland test certificate.

(1B)Where the Secretary of State is sent by that licensing authority particulars of a notice served on the holder of a licence under a provision of Northern Ireland law corresponding to sub-paragraph (1), he must by notice served on that person revoke his licence and test certificate.,

(b)in sub-paragraph (2), after “sub-paragraph (1)” there is inserted “or (1B)”,

(c)at the end there is inserted—

(3)In this paragraph references to the revocation of a person’s Northern Ireland licence are references to its revocation as respects Great Britain; and, accordingly, the person ceases to be authorised by virtue of section 109(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to drive in Great Britain a motor vehicle of any class.

58In paragraph 9—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1), for “paragraph 8(1)” there is substituted “paragraph 8, or whose Northern Ireland licence and Northern Ireland test certificate have been revoked under a provision of Northern Ireland law corresponding to paragraph 8(1),”,

(b)in sub-paragraph (4)(b)(i), after “1988” there is inserted “, or under a provision of Northern Ireland law corresponding to that section,”.

59In paragraph 10(a)—

(a)for “paragraph 5(1)” there is substituted “paragraph 5 (or a person’s Northern Ireland test certificate has been revoked under a provision of Northern Ireland law corresponding to paragraph 5(1))”,

(b)for “paragraph 8(1)” there is substituted “paragraph 8 (or a person’s Northern Ireland licence and Northern Ireland test certificate have been revoked under a provision of Northern Ireland law corresponding to paragraph 8(1))”.

60In paragraph 11—

(a)in sub-paragraphs (1) and (2)(c), for “paragraph 5(1)” and “paragraph 8(1)” there is substituted “paragraph 5” and “paragraph 8” respectively,

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(d), after “section 2” there is inserted “or (as the case may be) the provision of Northern Ireland law corresponding to that section”.

The Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 39)

61The Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 is amended as follows.

62In section 27 (Lord Advocate’s direction), in subsection (2), for “section 4(2B) of the Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990” there is substituted “section 15(4) of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003”.

63In section 28 (powers of investigation)—

(a)in subsection (8), for the words from “by the” to the end there is substituted “by virtue of section 27(2) of this Act shall be given to the overseas authority which requested it or to the Lord Advocate for forwarding to that authority”,

(b)subsection (9) is omitted,

(c)in subsection (10), for “transmitted” (in both places) there is substituted “forwarded”.

The Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 46)

64The Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 is amended as follows.

65In section 210(1)(c) (consideration, in passing sentence of imprisonment or detention, of time spent in custody), at the end there is inserted “so however that a period of time spent both in custody on remand and, by virtue of section 47(1) of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003, abroad is not for any reason to be discounted in a determination under paragraph (a) above or specification under paragraph (b) above”.

The United Nations Personnel Act 1997 (c. 13)

66The United Nations Personnel Act 1997 is amended as follows.

67In section 5 (supplementary provisions), in subsections (1) and (2), for “and the Nuclear Material (Offences) Act 1983” there is substituted “, the Nuclear Material (Offences) Act 1983 and the Terrorism Act 2000”.

The Data Protection Act 1998 (c. 29)

68The Data Protection Act 1998 is amended as follows.

69In section 28(1) (national security), for “section” there is substituted “sections 54A and”.

70In section 60(2) and (3) (prosecutions and penalties), before “paragraph 12” there is inserted “section 54A and”.

71In section 63(5) (application to the Crown), for “section” there is substituted “sections 54A and”.

The Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (c. 6)

72The Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 is amended as follows.

73In section 146 (driving disqualification for any offence)—

(a)in subsection (4), the “or” at the end of paragraph (a) is omitted and after that paragraph there is inserted—

(aa)in the case where he holds a Northern Ireland licence (within the meaning of Part 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988), his Northern Ireland licence and its counterpart (if any); or,

(b)in subsection (5), in the definition of “counterpart”, the “and” at the end of paragraph (a) is omitted and after that paragraph there is inserted—

(aa)in relation to a Northern Ireland licence, has the meaning given by section 109A of that Act; and.

74In section 147 (driving disqualification where vehicle used for purposes of crime), in subsection (5), the “or” at the end of paragraph (a) is omitted and after that paragraph there is inserted—

(aa)in the case where he holds a Northern Ireland licence (within the meaning of Part 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988), his Northern Ireland licence and its counterpart (if any); or.

The Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)

75The Terrorism Act 2000 is amended as follows.

76In section 121 (interpretation), in the definition of “premises”, before “includes” (in the first place) there is inserted “, except in section 63D,”.

77In section 123 (orders and regulations), in subsection (2), after paragraph (b) there is inserted—

(ba)section 63C(3)(d);.

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c. 23)

78The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 is amended as follows.

79In section 65 (investigatory powers tribunal)—

(a)in subsection (5)—

(i)after paragraph (c) there is inserted—

(ca)the carrying out of surveillance by a foreign police or customs officer (within the meaning of section 76A);,

(ii)in paragraph (d), at the beginning there is inserted “other”,

(b)after subsection (7), there is inserted—

(7A)For the purposes of this section conduct also takes place in challengeable circumstances if it takes place, or purports to take place, under section 76A.

80In section 78 (orders, regulations and rules), in subsection (3)(a), for “or 71(9)” there is substituted “, 71(9) or 76A(9)”.

The Armed Forces Act 2001 (c. 19)

81In section 31 of the Armed Forces Act 2001 (power to make provision in consequence of enactments relating to criminal justice), in subsection (7)—

(a)after “section” there is inserted “section 5 of the Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990 and”,

(b)for “is” there is substituted “are”.

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29)

82The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 is amended as follows.

83In section 376 (evidence overseas)—

(a)subsection (5) is omitted,

(b)in subsection (6), for the words preceding paragraph (a) there is substituted “The person issuing a letter of request may send it”,

(c)for subsection (7) there is substituted—

(7)Alternatively, the person issuing the letter of request may send it to the Secretary of State for forwarding to the court, tribunal or authority mentioned in subsection (6).

(7A)In a case of urgency, the person issuing the letter of request may send it to—

(a)the International Criminal Police Organisation, or

(b)any body or person competent to receive it under any provisions adopted under the Treaty on European Union,

for forwarding to the court, tribunal or authority mentioned in subsection (6).

Section 91

SCHEDULE 6Repeals

Short title and chapterExtent of repeal
Criminal Justice Act 1987 (c. 38)

In section 2—

  • subsection (8B),

  • in subsection (18), the word “(8B)”.

In section 3(6), the “and” preceding paragraph (m).

Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)

In section 108(1), in the definition of “counterpart”, the “and” at the end of paragraph (a).

In section 109—

  • in subsection (2), paragraph (b) and the “and” preceding it,

  • subsections (3) to (5).

Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53)In Schedule 2, the entry for section 109 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.
Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990 (c. 5)

Sections 1 to 4, 7, 8 and 11.

Schedule 1.

In Schedule 4, paragraphs 6(2) and 8.

Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33)Section 164(1).
Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 39)Section 28(9).
Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (c. 6)

In section 146—

  • in subsection (4), the “or” at the end of paragraph (a),

  • in subsection (5), in the definition of “counterpart”, the “and” at the end of paragraph (a).

In section 147(5), the “or” at the end of paragraph (a).

Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (c. 16)In Schedule 1, paragraph 49.
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29)Section 376(5).

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