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Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004

Offences

Section 7: Advice of Director of Public Prosecutions

36.Section 164 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 amended section 3(2) of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 to enable the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to take over the conduct of any criminal proceedings instituted by an immigration officer. Section 7 makes a further amendment to section 3(2) of the 1985 Act to make it the duty of the DPP to give advice to immigration officers on matters relating to criminal offences. This will allow the DPP to give immigration officers advice on criminal offences for which the latter have a power of arrest prior to proceedings being instituted in respect of those offences.

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