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Police and Justice Act 2006

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2(1)The Agency may do anything it considers appropriate for the attainment of its objects, subject to sub-paragraphs (4) and (5).

(2)In exercise of the power under sub-paragraph (1), the Agency—

(a)for the purpose of providing such support to listed police forces as is mentioned in paragraph 1(e)—

(i)may carry on activities itself with a view to forces making use of what is provided through the carrying-on of the activities,

(ii)may support forces in their carrying-on of activities themselves, and

(iii)may support forces in any other way the Agency considers appropriate; and

(b)may (subject to sub-paragraph (4)) accept gifts, and loans, of money and other property.

(3)The terms on which the Agency accepts a gift or loan of money or other property may (in particular) include provision for the commercial sponsorship of any activity of the Agency.

(4)The Agency may borrow money or other property only with the consent of the Secretary of State.

(5)In the case of a restrictedly listed police force, the Agency may provide advice, assistance or support to or for the force only with the agreement of—

(a)the entity within paragraph 3(3)(k) to (r) that is comprised in the force,

(b)the person whose control that entity is under, or

(c)the authority responsible for maintaining that entity.

(6)Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) are to be taken not to prejudice the generality of sub-paragraph (1).

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