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24Seizure of cashE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)Chapter 3 of Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29) (recovery of cash) shall apply in relation to an immigration officer as it applies in relation to a constable.

(2)For that purpose—

[F1(a)unlawful conduct”, in or in relation to section 289, means conduct which—

(i)relates to the entitlement of one or more persons who are not nationals of the United Kingdom to enter, transit across, or be in, the United Kingdom (including conduct which relates to conditions or other controls on any such entitlement), or

(ii)is undertaken for the purposes of, or otherwise in relation to, a relevant nationality enactment,

and (in either case) constitutes an offence,]

(c)senior officer” in section 290 means an official of the Secretary of State who is a civil servant [F2at or above the grade which is designated by the Secretary of State as being equivalent to the rank of police inspector],

(d)in section 292 the words “(in relation to England and Wales F3...)” shall be disregarded,

(e)[F4sections 293 and 293A] shall not apply,

(f)an application for an order under section 295(2) must be made—

(i)in relation to England and Wales or Northern Ireland, by an immigration officer, and

(ii)in relation to Scotland, by the Scottish Ministers in connection with their functions under section 298 or by a procurator fiscal,

(g)an application for forfeiture under section 298 must be made—

(i)in relation to England and Wales or Northern Ireland, by an immigration officer, and

(ii)in relation to Scotland, by the Scottish Ministers, and

(h)any compensation under section 302 shall be paid by the Secretary of State.

[F5(2A) In subsection (2)(a)(ii) “ relevant nationality enactment ” means any enactment in—

(a)the British Nationality Act 1981,

(b)the Hong Kong Act 1985,

(c)the Hong Kong (War Wives and Widows) Act 1996,

(d)the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997,

(e)the British Overseas Territories Act 2002, or

(f)an instrument made under any of those Acts.]

(3)The Secretary of State may by order amend subsection (2)(c) to reflect a change in nomenclature; and an order—

(a)shall be made by statutory instrument, and

(b)shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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F1S. 24(2)(a) substituted for s. 24(2)(a)(b) (25.6.2013) by Crime and Courts Act 2013 (c. 22), ss. 55(6)(a), 61(2) (with Sch. 21 para. 40); S.I. 2013/1042, art. 4(g)

Commencement Information

I1S. 24 in force at 1.4.2010 by S.I. 2010/606, art. 2

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