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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Section 97: Power to transfer functions under Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 in relation to direct taxation

592.This section amends section 27(1) of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 and repeals paragraph 14 of Schedule 2 to the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005 so that the Treasury may, by order (subject to the negative resolution procedure), provide for functions conferred on the Secretary of State under sections 10, 11 and 13 to 26 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (that is functions in relation to requests from overseas authorities to obtain evidence in the UK, and to the processing of domestic and overseas evidence freezing orders) to be exercisable instead by Her Majesty’s Commissioners for Revenue and Customs in relation to direct tax matters.

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