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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

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29Part 5 of the Police Act 1997: code of practice

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(1)Section 122 of the Police Act 1997 (c. 50) (code of practice) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1) after “information provided to” insert “, or the discharge of any function by,”.

(3)In subsection (3) for the words from “The Secretary of State” to “application” substitute “Subsection (3A) applies if the Secretary of State thinks that the registered person who countersigned an application for a certificate under section 113A or 113B”.

(4)After subsection (3) insert—

(3A)The Secretary of State may—

(a)refuse to issue the certificate;

(b)suspend the registration of the person;

(c)cancel the registration of the person.

(3B)Section 120AB applies if the Secretary of State proposes to suspend or cancel a person’s registration under subsection (3A) above as it applies if he proposes to suspend or cancel a person’s registration by virtue of section 120AA.

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