Schedule 17Treatment of convictions in other member States etc

Proving of foreign convictions before courts in England and Wales

13(1)Section 73 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60) (proof of convictions and acquittals) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), after “Kingdom” insert “or any other member State”.

(3)In subsection (2), after paragraph (b) insert ; and

(c)shall, as regards a conviction or acquittal by a court in a member State (other than the United Kingdom), consist of a certificate, signed by the proper officer of the court where the conviction or acquittal took place, giving details of the offence, of the conviction or acquittal, and of any sentence;.

(4)In subsection (3)—

(a)in paragraph (b), after “other court” insert “in the United Kingdom”, and

(b)after that paragraph add “, and

(c)in relation to any court in another member State (“the EU court”), a person who would be the proper officer of the EU court if that court were in the United Kingdom.