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Section 59

SCHEDULE 4E+WMinor and consequential amendments relating to SOCA

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Explosives Act 1875 (c. 17)E+W

1(1)Section 75 of the Explosives Act 1875 is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)after “chief officer of police,” insert “ the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, ”, and

(b)after “any officer of police,” insert “ designated person, ”.

(3)For subsection (2) substitute—

(2)In subsection (1) “designated person” means a member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency who is for the time being designated under section 43 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 as a person having the powers of a constable (but this is subject to any limitation specified in such a person's designation under that section).

Police (Property) Act 1897 (c. 30)E+W

2(1)Section 2A of the Police (Property) Act 1897 (application to NCS) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)For “National Crime Squad” (in each place) substitute “ Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.

(3)In subsection (2)—

(a)in paragraph (a) for “member of that Squad” substitute “ member of the staff of that Agency ”, and

(b)in paragraph (b) for “Squad” substitute “ Agency ”.

(4)In subsection (3)—

(a)in paragraph (a) for “the Service Authority for that Squad” substitute “ that Agency ”, and

(b)in paragraph (b) for “Squad” substitute “ Agency ”.

(5)In the heading, for “NCS” substitute “ SOCA ”.

Army Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 18)E+W

3In section 83BC(2) of the Army Act 1955 (police forces which may be advised by prosecuting authority) omit paragraph (k).E+W

Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19)E+W

4In section 83BC(2) of the Air Force Act 1955 (police forces which may be advised by prosecuting authority) omit paragraph (k).E+W

Naval Discipline Act 1957 (c. 53)E+W

5In section 52IJ(2) of the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (police forces which may be advised by prosecuting authority) omit paragraph (k).E+W

Public Records Act 1958 (c. 51)E+W

6In Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958 (definition of public records) in Part 2 of the Table at the end of paragraph 3—E+W

(a)at the appropriate place insert— “ Serious Organised Crime Agency. ”; and

(b)omit the entries relating to the Service Authorities for the National Crime Squad and the National Criminal Intelligence Service.

Trustee Investments Act 1961 (c. 62)E+W

7The Trustee Investments Act 1961 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

8In section 11(4) (local authority investment schemes)—E+W

(a)in paragraph (a) omit “, the Service Authority for the National Crime Squad”, and

(b)omit paragraph (e).

9In Part 2 of Schedule 1 (narrower-range investments requiring advice) omit paragraph 9(da).E+W

Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963 (c. 41)E+W

10In section 90(4) of the Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963 (persons taken to be employed for the purposes of the Act)—E+W

(a)at the end of paragraph (c) insert “ or ”; and

(b)for paragraph (d) substitute—

(d)a member of a police force seconded to the Serious Organised Crime Agency to serve as a member of its staff.

Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13)E+W

11In Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (departments etc. subject to investigation) omit the entries relating to the Service Authorities for the National Crime Squad and the National Criminal Intelligence Service.E+W

Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c. 77)E+W

12The Police (Scotland) Act 1967 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

13In section 33 (inspectors of constabulary), in subsections (3) and (4), omit “and the National Criminal Intelligence Service”.E+W

14(1)Section 38A (constables engaged on service outside their force) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)omit paragraph (ba), and

(b)after paragraph (bb) insert—

(bc)relevant service as a member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency on which a person is engaged with the consent of the appropriate authority,.

(3)In subsection (6)(a) for “(ba) or (bb), (e) or (f)” substitute “ (bb), (bc), (e) or (f) ”.

15In section 39(4) (liability for wrongful acts of constables) for “section 23 of the Police Act 1997” substitute “ section 23 or 25 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 ”.E+W

16In section 41(4)(a) (assaults on constables) omit “or by a member of the National Criminal Intelligence Service or of the National Crime Squad”.E+W

Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (c. 88)E+W

17In section 28(5) of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (bodies retaining or resuming land required for public services) omit paragraph (bc).E+W

Firearms Act 1968 (c. 27)E+W

18In section 54(3)(c) of the Firearms Act 1968 (application of Parts 1 and 2 to crown servants) for “National Criminal Intelligence Service or the National Crime Squad” substitute “ staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.E+W

Employment Agencies Act 1973 (c. 35)E+W

19In section 13(7) of the Employment Agencies Act 1973 (interpretation), in paragraph (f), omit “, the Service Authority for the National Criminal Intelligence Service, the Service Authority for the National Crime Squad”.E+W

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (c. 37)E+W

20In section 51A(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (application of Part 1 of the Act to the police) for paragraph (b) substitute—E+W

(b)in relation to a member of a police force seconded to the Serious Organised Crime Agency to serve as a member of its staff, means that Agency, and.

District Courts (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 20)E+W

21In section 12(1) of the District Courts (Scotland) Act 1975 (restriction of functions of justices who are councillors etc.) after “authority” insert “ or a member of staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.E+W

House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)E+W

22The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

23In section 1(1) (disqualification for membership of House of Commons) omit paragraph (da).E+W

24(1)Schedule 1 (disqualifying offices) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In Part 2—

(a)at the appropriate place insert— “ The Serious Organised Crime Agency. ”; and

(b)omit the entries relating to the Service Authorities for the National Crime Squad and the National Criminal Intelligence Service.

(3)In Part 3, at the appropriate place insert— “ Member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency. ”

Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 25)E+W

25The Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

26In section 1(1) (disqualification for membership of Assembly) omit paragraph (da).E+W

27(1)Schedule 1 (disqualifying offices) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In Part 2—

(a)at the appropriate place insert— “ The Serious Organised Crime Agency. ”; and

(b)omit the entries relating to the Service Authorities for the National Crime Squad and the National Criminal Intelligence Service.

(3)In Part 3, at the appropriate place insert— “ Member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency. ”

Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (c. 65)E+W

28In section 17 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (police), in subsection (7)—E+W

(a)in the definition of “chief officer of police”, omit paragraph (aa);

(b)in the definition of “police authority”, omit paragraph (aa); and

(c)in the definition of “police fund”, omit the words from “, in relation to” (in the second place where they occur) to “the Police Act 1997”.

Police Pensions Act 1976 (c. 35)E+W

29The Police Pensions Act 1976 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

30In section 7(2) (payment of pensions and contributions), at the beginning of each of paragraphs (ca) to (cd), insert “ an employee of SOCA and who immediately before he became an employee of SOCA was serving as ”.E+W

31(1)Section 11 (interpretation) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1), at the beginning of each of paragraphs (ba), (bb), (bc) and (bd), after “service” insert “ as an employee of SOCA by a person who immediately before he became an employee of SOCA was serving ”.

(3)In subsection (2) for paragraphs (c) and (d) substitute—

(c)in relation to any such service as is mentioned in paragraph (ba), (bb), (bc) or (bd) of subsection (1) or any service of the kind described in section 97(1)(cf) of the Police Act 1997 or section 38A(1)(bc) of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967, it means SOCA;.

(4)In subsection (5), in the definition of “central service”—

(a)in paragraph (a) omit “(ca), (cb),” and after “(cc)” insert “ , (cf) ”, and

(b)in paragraph (b) for “(ba) or (bb)” substitute “ (bb) or (bc) ”.

(5)After the definition of “pension rights” in that subsection add—

SOCA” means the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

32Paragraphs 30 and 31 (and the corresponding entry in Schedule 17) do not affect the operation of the Police Pensions Act 1976 in relation to any person's service of any of the following kinds—E+W

(a)service as the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service;

(b)service as the Director General of the National Crime Squad;

(c)service as a police member of the National Criminal Intelligence Service appointed under subsection (1)(b) of section 9 of the Police Act 1997 (c. 50) by virtue of subsection (2)(a) of that section;

(d)service as a police member of the National Crime Squad appointed under subsection (1)(b) of section 55 of the Police Act 1997 by virtue of subsection (2)(a) of that section;

(e)relevant service within paragraph (ca) or (cb) of section 97(1) of the Police Act 1996 (c. 16);

(f)relevant service within section 38A(1)(ba) of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c. 77).

Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74)E+W

33The Race Relations Act 1976 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

34(1)Section 76B (other police bodies) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)Omit subsection (1).

(3)In subsection (2) omit the word “also”.

(4)After subsection (2) insert—

(2A)Constables serving with the Serious Organised Crime Agency do not constitute a body of constables for the purposes of subsection (2).

35In Schedule 1A (bodies and other persons subject to general statutory duty)—E+W

(a)in Part 1 omit paragraphs 59 and 60,

(b)in Part 2 at the appropriate place under the heading “Other Bodies, Etc” insert— “ The Serious Organised Crime Agency. ”; and

(c)in Part 3 omit the entry relating to the Director General of the National Crime Squad.

Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976/1042 (N.I. 15))E+W

36The Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

37In Article 84(8) (police officers) for “section 23 of the Police Act 1997” substitute “ section 23 or 24 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 ”.E+W

38In Article 85 (other police bodies), for paragraph (6) substitute—E+W

(6)In this Article in relation to any body of constables—

(a)chief officer of police” means the person who has the direction and control of the body;

(b)police authority” means the authority by which the members of the body are paid; and

(c)police fund” means money provided by that authority.

Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/1039 (N.I. 9))E+W

39In Article 47A(2) of the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (application of Part II of the Order to the police) omit sub-paragraph (b).E+W

Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 55)E+W

40In Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1980 (persons ineligible for jury service) in Group B, after paragraph (nb) insert—E+W

(nc)members of staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

Stock Transfer Act 1982 (c. 41)E+W

41In Schedule 1 to the Stock Transfer Act 1982 (securities specified for the purposes of the Act) in paragraph 7(1)—E+W

(a)at the end of paragraph (b) insert “ or ”; and

(b)omit paragraph (bb) and the word “or” before it.

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27)E+W

42(1)Section 87 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (exemption of fire, ambulance and police vehicles from speed limits) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)The existing text of that section is to be subsection (1).

(3)After that subsection add—

(2)Subsection (1) above applies in relation to a vehicle being used—

(a)for Serious Organised Crime Agency purposes, or

(b)for training persons to drive vehicles for use for Serious Organised Crime Agency purposes,

as it applies in relation to a vehicle being used for police purposes.

(3)But (except where it is being used for training the person by whom it is being driven) subsection (1) above does not apply in relation to a vehicle by virtue of subsection (2) above unless it is being driven by a person who has been trained in driving vehicles at high speeds.

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60)E+W

43The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

44In section 5 (reports of recorded searches and road checks) omit subsection (1A).E+W

45In section 55 (intimate searches) omit subsection (14A).E+W

46In section 63A(1A) (supplementary provision about fingerprints and samples) for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—E+W

(b)the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (c. 23)E+W

47In section 3(3) of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (functions of Director of Public Prosecutions), in the definition of “police force”, omit “, the National Crime Squad”.E+W

Ministry of Defence Police Act 1987 (c. 4)E+W

48The Ministry of Defence Police Act 1987 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

49In section 2B(3) (constables serving with other forces), in the definitions of “chief officer” and “relevant force”, omit paragraphs (c) and (d).E+W

50After section 2B insert—E+W

2CConstables serving with Serious Organised Crime Agency

(1)A member of the Ministry of Defence Police serving with the Serious Organised Crime Agency under arrangements to which subsection (2) applies shall—

(a)be under the direction and control of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, and

(b)continue to be a constable.

(2)This subsection applies to arrangements made between—

(a)the Serious Organised Crime Agency, and

(b)the chief constable of the Ministry of Defence Police.

Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Act 1988 (c. 20)E+W

51In section 19(a) of the Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Act 1988 (exemption from tolls) for sub-paragraph (ia) substitute—E+W

(ia)the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)E+W

52The Road Traffic Act 1988 shall have effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

53(1)In section 124 (exemption from requirements regarding paid driving instruction) after subsection (1) insert—E+W

(1A)Section 123(1) and (2) also does not apply to the giving of instruction by a SOCA instructor in pursuance of arrangements made by the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

In this subsection “SOCA instructor” means a member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency whose duties consist of or include the giving instruction in the driving of motor cars to other members of the Agency's staff.

(2)In subsection (2) of that section, omit the definitions of “chief officer of police”, “police authority” and “police force”.

54In section 144(2) (exemption from requirement of third-party insurance or security) omit paragraph (ba).E+W

Security Service Act 1989 (c. 5)E+W

55The Security Service Act 1989 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

56In section 1(4) (functions of the Security Service) for “, the National Criminal Intelligence Service, the National Crime Squad” substitute “ , the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.E+W

57In section 2(2)(c) (duties of the Director General)—E+W

(a)for “the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service” substitute “ the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”, and

(b)for “, the National Criminal Intelligence Service, the National Crime Squad” substitute “ , the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.

Official Secrets Act 1989 (c. 6)E+W

58In section 12(1)(e) of the Official Secrets Act 1989 (meaning of “Crown servant” in that Act) for “or of the National Criminal Intelligence Service or the National Crime Squad” substitute “ or of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.E+W

Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 (c. 31)E+W

59In section 22(4)(b) of the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 (searches in harbour areas) omit sub-paragraph (iii) and the word “or” before it.E+W

Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 (c. 53)E+W

60The Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

61In section 7(2) (removal of members of certain tribunals) after “36A” omit “(a) or (b)”.E+W

62In Schedule 1 (tribunals under supervision of Council on Tribunals) in paragraph 36A omit “(a)” and sub-paragraph (b).E+W

Criminal Appeal Act 1995 (c. 35)E+W

63(1)Section 22 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1995 (meaning of “public body” etc.) has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

(2)In subsection (2)—

(a)in paragraph (a) omit “, the National Crime Squad”,

(b)in paragraph (b)—

(i)at the end of sub-paragraph (i) insert “ and ”,

(ii)omit sub-paragraph (ii), and

(iii)at the end of sub-paragraph (iii) insert “ and ”,

(c)in paragraph (c) for “, the City of London police force or the National Crime Squad” substitute “ or the City of London police force ”, and

(d)omit paragraphs (d) and (e).

(3)In subsection (4) for paragraph (aa) substitute—

(aa)in relation to the Serious Organised Crime Agency, the Director General of that Agency,.

Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50)E+W

64The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

65(1)The section 64A (police) inserted by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/1673) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (7)—

(a)in the definition of “chief officer of police”, omit paragraph (b),

(b)in the definition of “police authority”, omit paragraph (b), and

(c)in the definition of “police fund”, omit paragraph (b).

66In the section 64A (police) inserted by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.R. 2004/55), in subsection (6)(a), for “section 23 of the Police Act 1997” substitute “ section 23 or 24 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 ”.E+W

67(1)The section 64B (other police bodies) inserted by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 is amended as follows.E+W

(2)For subsection (6) substitute—

(6)Subject to subsection (8), in this section in relation to any body of constables—

(a)chief officer of police” means the person who has the direction and control of the body;

(b)police authority” means the authority by which the members of the body are paid; and

(c)police fund” means money provided by that authority.

Police Act 1996 (c. 16)E+W

68The Police Act 1996 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

69Omit section 23(8) (collaboration agreements).E+W

70Omit section 24(5) (mutual aid).E+W

71(1)Section 54 (appointment and functions of inspectors of constabulary) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (2) omit “the National Criminal Intelligence Service and the National Crime Squad”.

(3)For subsection (2B) substitute—

(2B)The Secretary of State may at any time require the inspectors of constabulary to carry out an inspection under this section of a police force maintained for any police area; and a requirement under this subsection may include a requirement for the inspection to be confined to a particular part of the force in question, to particular matters or to particular activities of that force.

72In section 55 (publication of reports) omit subsection (7).E+W

73(1)Section 57 (common services) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (3A)—

(a)for “National Crime Squad” substitute “ Serious Organised Crime Agency ”, and

(b)for “Squad for the Squad” substitute “ Agency for the Agency ”.

(3)For subsection (4)(c) substitute—

(c)if the regulations relate to the Serious Organised Crime Agency, that Agency.

74Omit section 59(8) (police federations).E+W

75Omit section 60(2A) (regulations for police federations).E+W

76In section 61(1) (police negotiating board) omit paragraphs (aa) and (ba).E+W

77(1)Section 62 (functions of negotiating board with respect to regulations) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1) omit paragraphs (aa) and (ab).

(3)Omit the subsection (1A) inserted by paragraph 82(2) of Schedule 9 to the Police Act 1997 (c. 50).

(4)Omit subsections (1B) and (1C).

(5)In subsection (2) for “subsection (1), (1A) or (1B)” substitute “ subsection (1) or (1A) ”.

78(1)Section 63 (police advisory boards) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)Omit subsections (1A) and (1B).

(3)For subsection (3) substitute—

(3)Before making—

(a)regulations under section 50 or 52, other than regulations with respect to any of the matters mentioned in section 61(1), or

(b)regulations under Part 2 of the Police Reform Act 2002,

the Secretary of State shall supply the Police Advisory Board for England and Wales with a draft of the regulations, and take into consideration any representations made by that Board.

79In section 64 (membership of trade unions) omit subsections (4A) and (4B).E+W

80(1)Section 88 (liability for wrongful acts of constables) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (5)(b) omit “or section 23 of the Police Act 1997”.

(3)After subsection (5) insert—

(5A)This section shall have effect where, by virtue of section 23 or 24 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, a member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency who is neither a constable nor an employee of the police authority is provided to a police force as if—

(a)any unlawful conduct of his in the performance or purported performance of his functions were unlawful conduct of a constable under the direction and control of the chief officer of police of that force; and

(b)subsection (4) applied to him in the case of the police authority maintaining that force.

81In section 89(4)(a) (assaults on constables) omit “or by a member of the National Criminal Intelligence Service or of the National Crime Squad”.E+W

82(1)Section 97 (police officers engaged on service outside their force) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)omit paragraphs (ca) and (cb),

(b)the paragraph (cd) inserted by paragraph 30(2) of Schedule 11 to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29) is to be paragraph (ce), and

(c)after that paragraph insert—

(cf)temporary service as a member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency on which a person is engaged with the consent of the appropriate authority;.

(3)In subsection (6)(a) for the words from “paragraph” to “subsection (1)” substitute “ paragraph (a), (aa), (b), (c), (cc), (cd), (ce), (cf), (d), (g) or (h) of subsection (1) ”.

(4)In subsection (8) for the words from “paragraph” to “subsection (1)” substitute “ paragraph (aa), (b), (c), (cc), (cd), (ce), (cf) or (d) of subsection (1) ”.

83(1)Section 98 (cross-border aid) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsections (2) and (3)—

(a)omit “or the Director General of the National Crime Squad”, and

(b)omit “or the National Crime Squad”.

(3)Omit subsection (3A).

(4)In subsection (4)—

(a)omit “or the National Crime Squad”,

(b)for “(2), (3) or (3A)” substitute “ (2) or (3) ”, and

(c)omit “or the Director General of the National Crime Squad”.

(5)In subsection (5)—

(a)omit “or the National Crime Squad” (in both places), and

(b)omit “or the Director General of the National Crime Squad”.

(6)Omit subsection (6A).

Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18)E+W

84The Employment Rights Act 1996 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

85In section 43KA(2) (application of Part 4A of that Act to the police) for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—E+W

(b)in relation to a member of a police force seconded to the Serious Organised Crime Agency to serve as a member of its staff, that Agency; and.

86In section 50(2) (right to time off for public duties) omit paragraph (ca).E+W

87In section 134A (application of section 100 of that Act to the police) after subsection (2) add—E+W

(3)Subsection (1) does not apply to the holding of the office of constable by a member of a police force on secondment to the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/1141 (N.I. 6))E+W

88In Schedule 2 to the Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 omit the entry relating to members of the National Criminal Intelligence Service, members of the Service Authority for the National Criminal Intelligence Service and persons employed by the Authority.E+W

Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/1919 (N.I. 16))E+W

89The Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

90In Article 67KA(3) (application of Part VA of that Order to the police) omit sub-paragraph (b).E+W

91In Article 72A(2) (application of Article 68 of that Order to the police) omit sub-paragraph (b).E+W

92In Article 169A(2) (application of Article 132 of that Order to the police) omit sub-paragraph (b).E+W

Police (Health and Safety) Act 1997 (c. 42)E+W

93In section 5(3) of the Police (Health and Safety) Act 1997—E+W

(a)in the definition of “relevant authority” omit paragraphs (c) and (d),

(b)in the definition of “relevant fund” omit paragraphs (b) and (c), and

(c)in the definition of “responsible officer” omit paragraph (b).

Police Act 1997 (c. 50)E+W

94The Police Act 1997 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

95Omit sections 1 to 87 (provision about NCIS and NCS and their Service Authorities).E+W

96Omit sections 89 and 90 (general provision about NCS).E+W

97(1)Section 93 (authorisations to interfere with property) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1B) after “officer is a” insert “ member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, ”.

(3)In subsection (3) for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—

(b)if the authorising officer is within subsection (5)(f), by a member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency,.

(4)In subsection (5) for paragraphs (f) and (g) substitute—

(f)the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, or any member of the staff of that Agency who is designated for the purposes of this paragraph by that Director General;.

(5)In subsection (6) omit paragraphs (d) and (e).

98(1)Section 94 (authorisations in absence of authorising officer) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)in paragraph (a) for “or (e)” substitute “ , (e) or (f) ”,

(b)at the end of paragraph (a) insert “ or ”,

(c)in paragraph (b) for “, (d) or (f)” substitute “ or (d) ”, and

(d)omit paragraph (c) and the word “or” before it.

(3)In subsection (2) for paragraphs (e) and (ea) substitute—

(e)where the authorising officer is within paragraph (f) of that subsection, by a person designated for the purposes of this section by the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

(4)Omit subsections (3) and (4)(c).

99(1)Section 95 (form and duration of authorisations) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (6) for “or (g)” substitute “ or (f) ”.

(3)In subsection (7) for “, (d), (f) or (g)” substitute “ or (d) ”.

100(1)Section 97 (authorisations requiring approval) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (6A)—

(a)for “, (e) or (g)” substitute “ or (e) ”, and

(b)for “, Chief Constable or, as the case may be, Director General” substitute “ or, as the case may be, Chief Constable ”.

(3)After subsection (6A) insert—

(6B)The reference in subsection (6) to the authorising officer who gave the authorisation or in whose absence it was given shall be construed—

(a)in the case of an authorisation given by a person within paragraph (f) of section 93(5), as a reference to that person, and

(b)in the case of an authorisation given in the absence of such a person, as a reference to a member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency who is designated for the purposes of this section by the Director General of that Agency.

101In section 105(3) (supplementary provision about appeals) for “, (d), (f) or (g)” substitute “ or (d) ”.E+W

102In section 107(4)(b) (exclusions from Chief Commissioner's report) for “Service Authority for the National Criminal Intelligence Service or the Service Authority for the National Crime Squad” substitute “ Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.E+W

103(1)Section 109 (Police Information Technology Organisation) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (3) after “police forces,” insert—

(aa)the Serious Organised Crime Agency,.

(3)In subsection (4) for “(a) or (b)” substitute “ (a), (aa) or (b) ”.

104(1)Section 111 (interpretation of Part 5) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)at the end of paragraph (a) insert “ and ”, and

(b)omit paragraphs (c) and (d).

(3)In subsection (2)—

(a)at the end of paragraph (b) insert “ and ”, and

(b)omit paragraphs (d) and (e).

(4)In subsection (3)—

(a)at the end of paragraph (a) insert “ and ”, and

(b)omit paragraphs (c) and (d).

105In section 137(2) (extent) omit paragraphs (b) and (c).E+W

106Omit Schedules 1 to 2A (Service Authorities for NCIS and NCS).E+W

Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (S.I. 1997/869 (N.I. 6))E+W

107The Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

108In Article 72A(8) (police officers) for “section 23 of the Police Act 1997” substitute “ section 23 or 24 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 ”.E+W

109In Article 72B (other police bodies), for paragraph (6) substitute—E+W

(6)In this Article, in relation to any body of constables—

(a)chief officer of police” means the person who has the direction and control of the body;

(b)police authority” means the authority by which the members of the body are paid; and

(c)police fund” means money provided by that authority.

Police (Health and Safety) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (S.I. 1997/1774 (N.I. 16))E+W

110In Article 7(3) of the Police (Health and Safety) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997—E+W

(a)in the definition of “the relevant authority”, omit sub-paragraph (b),

(b)in the definition of “the relevant fund”, omit sub-paragraph (a), and

(c)in the definition of “the responsible officer”, omit sub-paragraph (b).

Audit Commission Act 1998 (c. 18)E+W

111In section 32(1) of the Audit Commission Act 1998 (documents to be sent by the Audit Commission to the Secretary of State), for the words from “relates to—” onwards substitute “ relates to a police authority established under section 3 of the Police Act 1996. ”E+W

Data Protection Act 1998 (c. 29)E+W

112In section 56(6) of the Data Protection Act 1998 (prohibition of requirement to produce certain records), in the first entry in the first column of the Table, for paragraphs (d) and (e) substitute—E+W

(d)the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (c. 32)E+W

113The Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

114(1)Section 27 (members of Police Service of Northern Ireland engaged on other police service) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)omit paragraph (b), and

(b)after paragraph (ca) insert—

(cb)seconded service as a member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency on which a member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland is engaged with the consent of the Chief Constable;.

(3)In subsection (5)(b) for the words from “subsection (1)(aa)” to “or (j)” substitute “ subsection (1)(aa), (c), (ca), (cb), (d), (e), (f), (h) or (j) ”.

(4)In subsection (7) for “(1)(b), (c) or (ca)” substitute “ (1)(c), (ca) or (cb) ”.

115In section 29(5) (liability for wrongful acts of constables) for “section 23 of the Police Act 1997” substitute “ section 23 or 24 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 ”.E+W

116In section 41 (inspectors of constabulary) for subsections (3) and (3A) substitute—E+W

(3A)The Secretary of State may at any time require the inspectors to carry out an inspection under this section of the Police Service of Northern Ireland; and a requirement under this subsection may include a requirement for the inspection to be confined to a particular part of the Service, to particular matters or to particular activities of the Service.

117(1)Section 42 (publication of reports of inspectors of constabulary) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1) omit “, (3)”.

(3)Omit subsection (7).

Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (c. 37)E+W

118Omit section 113 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (deputy authorising officer under Part 3 of Police Act 1997).E+W

Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/3162 (N.I. 21))E+W

119The Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

120In Article 94(6) (police officers) for “section 23 of the Police Act 1997” substitute “ section 23 or 24 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 ”.E+W

121In Article 94A (other police bodies), for paragraph (6) substitute—E+W

(6)In this Article, in relation to any body of constables—

(a)chief officer of police” means the person who has the direction and control of the body;

(b)police authority” means the authority by which the members of the body are paid; and

(c)police fund” means money provided by that authority.

Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33)E+W

122The Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

123In section 20(1) (supply of information to Secretary of State) for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—E+W

(b)the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

124(1)Section 21 (supply of information by Secretary of State) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1) for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—

(b)the Serious Organised Crime Agency, for use for SOCA purposes;.

(3)For subsections (4) and (5) substitute—

(4)SOCA purposes” means any of the functions of the Serious Organised Crime Agency mentioned in section 2, 3 or 5 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005.

Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)E+W

125The Terrorism Act 2000 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

126In section 19(7B) (duty to disclose information)—E+W

(a)for “person” substitute “ member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”, and

(b)for “the National Criminal Intelligence Service” substitute “ that Agency ”.

127In section 20(5) (permission to disclose information)—E+W

(a)for “person” substitute “ member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”, and

(b)for “the National Criminal Intelligence Service” substitute “ that Agency ”.

128In section 21A(14) (failure to disclose: regulated sector)—E+W

(a)for “person” substitute “ member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”, and

(b)for “the National Criminal Intelligence Service” substitute “ that Agency ”.

129In section 21B(7) (protected disclosures)—E+W

(a)for “person” substitute “ member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”, and

(b)for “the National Criminal Intelligence Service” substitute “ that Agency ”.

130In Schedule 14 (exercise of officers' powers), in paragraph 4(1), for paragraph (d) substitute—E+W

(d)to the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c. 23)E+W

131The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

132(1)Section 6 (application for issue of an interception warrant) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (2)(d) for “National Criminal Intelligence Service” substitute “ Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.

(3)In subsection (3) after “specified in” insert “ paragraph (a), (b), (c), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i) or (j) ”.

133(1)In section 17(3) (exclusion of matters from legal proceedings) for paragraphs (c) and (d) substitute—E+W

(c)any member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not affect the operation of section 17 in relation to conduct by any member of the National Criminal Intelligence Service or the National Crime Squad which took place before the commencement of this paragraph.

134(1)In section 19(2) (unauthorised disclosures) for paragraphs (c) and (d) substitute—E+W

(c)every member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not affect the operation of section 19 in relation to any person's service as a member of the National Criminal Intelligence Service or the National Crime Squad before the commencement of this paragraph.

135(1)Section 25 (interpretation) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1), in the definition of “relevant public authority”, for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—

(b)the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

(3)After subsection (3) insert—

(3A)References in this Chapter to an individual holding an office or position with the Serious Organised Crime Agency include references to any member of the staff of that Agency.

(4)For subsections (4) and (5) substitute—

(4)The Secretary of State may by order—

(a)remove any person from the list of persons who are for the time being relevant public authorities for the purposes of this Chapter; and

(b)make such consequential amendments, repeals or revocations in this or any other enactment as appear to him to be necessary or expedient.

(5)The Secretary of State shall not make an order under this section—

(a)that adds any person to the list of persons who are for the time being relevant public authorities for the purposes of this Chapter, or

(b)that by virtue of subsection (4)(b) amends or repeals any provision of an Act,

unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.

136In section 32(6) (authorisation of intrusive surveillance) for paragraphs (k) and (l) substitute—E+W

(k)the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency and any member of the staff of that Agency who is designated for the purposes of this paragraph by that Director General;.

137(1)Section 33 (rules for grant of authorisation) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)omit “, the National Criminal Intelligence Service or the National Crime Squad”, and

(b)omit “, Service or Squad”.

(3)After subsection (1) insert—

(1A)A person who is a designated person for the purposes of section 28 or 29 by reference to his office or position with the Serious Organised Crime Agency shall not grant an authorisation under that section except on an application made by a member of the staff of the Agency.

(4)In subsection (3)—

(a)omit “, the National Criminal Intelligence Service or the National Crime Squad”, and

(b)omit (in both places) “, Service or Squad”.

(5)After subsection (3) insert—

(3A)The Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency or a person designated for the purposes of section 32(6)(k) by that Director General shall not grant an authorisation for the carrying out of intrusive surveillance except on an application made by a member of the staff of the Agency.

(6)In subsection (5)(a) for “the National Criminal Intelligence Service or the National Crime Squad,” substitute “ a member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, ”.

(7)In subsection (6)—

(a)in paragraph (e) omit “and also of the National Criminal Intelligence Service”, and

(b)omit paragraph (f).

138(1)Section 34 (grant of authorisations in absence of senior officer) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1)(a) for “of the National Criminal Intelligence Service or of the National Crime Squad” substitute “ a member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.

(3)In subsection (2)(a) for “, Service or Squad” substitute “ or Agency ”.

(4)In subsection (4) for paragraphs (j) and (k) substitute—

(j)a person is entitled to act for the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency if he is a person designated for the purposes of this paragraph by that Director General as a person entitled so to act in an urgent case;.

(5)Omit subsection (5).

(6)Omit subsection (6)(c).

139(1)Section 35 (notification of certain authorisations) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1) for “police, customs” substitute “ police, SOCA, customs ”.

(3)In subsection (10)—

(a)for “police, customs” substitute “ police, SOCA, customs ”, and

(b)in paragraph (a) for “, the National Criminal Intelligence Service or the National Crime Squad” substitute “ or the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.

140(1)Section 36 (approval required for authorisations to take effect) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1) for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—

(b)a member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

(3)In subsection (6)—

(a)in paragraph (b) for “National Criminal Intelligence Service or the Director General of the National Crime Squad,” substitute “ Serious Organised Crime Agency, ”, and

(b)for paragraphs (d) and (e) substitute—

(d)where the authorisation was granted by a person designated for the purposes of section 32(6)(k), or by a person entitled to act for the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency by virtue of section 34(4)(j), that Director General;.

141In section 37(1) (quashing of police and customs authorisations) for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—E+W

(b)a member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

142In section 40 (duty to provide information to Surveillance Commissioners) for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—E+W

(b)every member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency,.

143In section 45(6) (cancellation of authorisations)—E+W

(a)at the end of paragraph (b) insert “ and ”, and

(b)omit paragraphs (d) and (e).

144In section 46(3) (restriction on authorisations extending to Scotland) after paragraph (da) insert—E+W

(db)the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

145In section 49(1)(e) (notices requiring disclosure) after “the police” (in both places) insert “ , SOCA ”.E+W

146(1)Section 51 (cases in which key required) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (2)—

(a)for “the police, the customs” substitute “ the police, SOCA, the customs ”, and

(b)after paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)in the case of a direction by SOCA, except by or with the permission of the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

(3)In subsection (3) after “of police,” insert “ the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, ”.

(4)In subsection (6) after “of police,” insert “ by the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, ”.

147In section 54(3) (tipping-off) after “police” (in both places) insert “ SOCA, ”.E+W

148(1)Section 55 (duties of specified authorities) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1) after paragraph (b) insert—

(ba)the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

(3)After subsection (3) insert—

(3A)Paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 to the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 does not apply in relation to the duties of the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency under this section.

149In section 56(1) (interpretation)—E+W

(a)in the definition of “chief officer of police” omit paragraphs (j) and (k),

(b)in paragraph (a) of the definition of “the police” after “constable” insert “ (except a constable who is a member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency) ”, and

(c)after the definition of “section 49 notice” insert—

SOCA” means the Serious Organised Crime Agency or any member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

150In section 58(1) (co-operation with Commissioner) for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—E+W

(b)every member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency,.

151In section 65(6) (the Tribunal) for paragraphs (d) and (e) substitute—E+W

(d)the Serious Organised Crime Agency; or.

152In section 68(7) (disclosure to Tribunal) for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—E+W

(b)every member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

153In section 75(6) (authorisations under Part 3 of Police Act 1997) omit paragraph (b).E+W

154(1)Section 76A (foreign surveillance operations) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (6)(a) for “National Criminal Intelligence Service” substitute “ Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.

(3)In subsection (11), in the definition of “United Kingdom officer”—

(a)in paragraph (b) for “National Criminal Intelligence Service” substitute “ staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”, and

(b)in paragraph (c) omit “the National Crime Squad or”.

155(1)In Schedule 1 (relevant authorities) for paragraphs 2 and 3 substitute—E+W

2The Serious Organised Crime Agency.

156(1)Schedule 2 (persons having appropriate permission) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In paragraph 2—

(a)in sub-paragraph (3) after “the police” insert “ , SOCA ”, and

(b)in sub-paragraph (5) after “Only the police” insert “ , SOCA ”.

(3)In paragraph 4(2) after “the police,” (in each place) insert “ SOCA, ”.

(4)In paragraph 5(3)(b) after “police” insert “ , SOCA ”.

(5)In paragraph 6—

(a)after sub-paragraph (3) insert—

(3A)A member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency does not by virtue of paragraph 1, 4 or 5 have the appropriate permission in relation to any protected information unless permission to give a section 49 notice in relation to that information has been granted—

(a)by the Director General; or

(b)by a member of the staff of the Agency of or above such level as the Director General may designate for the purposes of this sub-paragraph.; and

(b)after sub-paragraph (5) add—

(6)In sub-paragraph (2) “constable” does not include a constable who is a member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Football (Disorder) Act 2000 (c. 25)E+W

157Omit section 2 of the Football (Disorder) Act 2000 (disclosure of information by NCIS).E+W

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)E+W

158The Freedom of Information Act 2000 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

159In section 23(3) (bodies supplying information which is exempt) omit “and” at the end of paragraph (k) and after paragraph (l) add—E+W

(m)the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

160In Schedule 1 (list of public authorities), in Part 6, omit the entries relating to the National Crime Squad and the Service Authority for the National Crime Squad.E+W

Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c. 43)E+W

161In section 71(1) and (2)(a) of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (access to driver licensing records) after “constables” insert “ and members of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.E+W

Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (c. 16)E+W

162The Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

163In section 88(8) (functions of Central Police Training and Development Authority) for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—E+W

(a)the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

164(1)Section 104 (vice-chairmen) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)Omit subsection (3).

(3)In subsection (4)—

(a)at the end of paragraph (a) insert “ and ”, and

(b)omit paragraph (c) and the word “and” before it.

(4)Omit subsection (8).

165(1)Section 107 (payment of allowances to authority members) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)Omit subsection (1)(c).

(3)Omit subsection (4).

166Omit sections 108 to 121 (provision about NCIS and NCS and their Service Authorities).E+W

167Omit section 138(6)(d) (extent).E+W

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29)E+W

168The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

169In section 313(1) (restriction on performance by police of functions of the Director of the Assets Recovery Agency) omit paragraphs (c) and (d).E+W

170In section 330(5)(a) (required disclosure of information regarding money laundering) for “the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service” substitute “ the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.E+W

171In section 331(5)(a) (required disclosure of information regarding money laundering) for “the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service” substitute “ the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.E+W

172In section 332(5)(a) (required disclosure of information regarding money laundering) for “the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service” substitute “ the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.E+W

173In section 336 (giving of consent by a nominated officer) in subsections (2)(a), (3)(a) and (4)(a), for “the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service” substitute “ the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.E+W

174In section 340(13) (interpretation of references to constable) for “the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service” substitute “ the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.E+W

175In section 378(5) (interpretation of references to officers) for “the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service” substitute “ the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.E+W

176In section 436(5) (persons permitted to disclose information to the Director of the Assets Recovery Agency) for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—E+W

(b)the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

177In section 439(5) (persons permitted to disclose information to the Lord Advocate and Scottish Ministers) for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—E+W

(b)the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency;.

178In section 445(2)(b) (external investigations) for “the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service” substitute “ the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.E+W

Police Reform Act 2002 (c. 30)E+W

179The Police Reform Act 2002 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

180Omit section 8 (powers of Secretary of State in relation to NCIS and NCS).E+W

181(1)Section 38 (exercise of police powers by civilian employees) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)Omit subsection (3).

(3)In subsection (4) omit “or a Director General”.

(4)In subsection (7) omit “or of a Service Authority”.

182In section 42 (supplementary provisions relating to exercise of police powers) omit subsections (4) and (8).E+W

183(1)Section 45 (code of practice relating to exercise of police powers) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1) omit “and by Directors General”.

(3)In subsection (3) omit paragraphs (a), (b), (d) and (e).

(4)In subsection (5) omit “or a Director General”.

184In section 47(1) (interpretation) omit the definitions of “Director General” and “Service Authority”.E+W

185(1)Section 82 (police nationality requirements) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1) omit paragraph (c).

(3)In subsection (2)—

(a)at the end of paragraph (a) insert “ or ”, and

(b)omit paragraph (c) and the word “or” before it.

(4)In subsection (3)—

(a)at the end of paragraph (c) insert “ and ”, and

(b)omit paragraph (d).

(5)In subsection (4) for “, Service or Squad” substitute “ or Service ”.

186Omit sections 85 to 91 (NCIS and NCS: general provisions).E+W

187Omit section 93 (quorum for NCIS and NCS service authorities).E+W

188(1)Section 102 (liability for wrongful acts of constables) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (2) omit paragraphs (c) and (d).

(3)In subsection (5) omit paragraphs (b) and (c).

189(1)Section 103 (liability in respect of members of teams) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)Omit subsections (2) and (3).

(3)In subsection (6) omit “, the NCIS service fund or the NCS service fund,”.

190In Schedule 4 (powers exercisable by police civilians), in paragraph 36(1), omit paragraph (b) and the word “and” before it.E+W

Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (c. 32)E+W

191Omit section 85 (liability of NCIS in respect of foreign officers) of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003.E+W

Courts Act 2003 (c. 39)E+W

192In section 41(6)(c) of the Courts Act 2003 (disqualification of lay justices who are members of local authorities) for “, the Service Authority for the National Criminal Intelligence Service or the Service Authority for the National Crime Squad” substitute “ or the Serious Organised Crime Agency ”.E+W

Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42)E+W

193The Sexual Offences Act 2003 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

194In section 94(3) (supply of information for verification) for paragraphs (c) and (d) substitute—E+W

(c)the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

195In section 95(2) (supply of information by Secretary of State) for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—E+W

(b)the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44)E+W

196In section 29(5) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (persons who may institute criminal proceedings by written charge) after paragraph (ca) insert—E+W

(cb)the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency or a person authorised by him to institute criminal proceedings;.

Energy Act 2004 (c. 20)E+W

197The Energy Act 2004 has effect subject to the following amendments.E+W

198In section 59(3) (members of civil nuclear constabulary serving with other forces)—E+W

(a)in the definition of “chief officer” omit paragraphs (c) and (d), and

(b)in the definition of “relevant force” omit paragraphs (c) and (d).

199After section 59 insert—E+W

59AConstables serving with Serious Organised Crime Agency

(1)A member of the Constabulary serving with the Serious Organised Crime Agency under arrangements to which subsection (2) applies shall—

(a)be under the direction and control of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, and

(b)continue to be a constable.

(2)This subsection applies to arrangements made between the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the chief constable.

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (c. 28)E+W

200In Schedule 9 to the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (authorities within remit of Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses) for paragraphs 13 and 14 substitute—E+W

13The Serious Organised Crime Agency.

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