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Policing and Crime Act 2009


Section 47 Guidance

270.This section requires the Secretary of State to issue and publish guidance in relation to injunctions under Part 4. Such guidance may be revised, but any revisions must also be published. The Secretary of State is obliged to lay any guidance issued or revised under this section before Parliament.

271.Subsection (3) requires the Secretary of State to consult the Lord Chief Justice and any other appropriate persons before issuing or revising guidance.

272.Subsection (6) requires all applicant authorities to have regard to published guidance.

Section 48 Supplemental

273.Section 48 enables rules of court (civil procedure rules which are made by statutory instrument) to provide that powers conferred on county courts are exercisable by judges of the county court and district judges. The section also stipulates that the rules of court may allow for appeals to be made without giving notice of the appeal to the respondent.

Section 49 Interpretation

274.This section defines certain terms used within Part 4.

275.Subsection (2) sets out that where the term “injunction under this Part” is used in Part 4, it includes an interim injunction.

Section 50 Review of operation of Part 4

276.Section 50 places a requirement on the Secretary of State to review the operation of Part 4 and prepare and publish a report of that review.

277.Subsection (2) makes clear that the report must be published within three years of the commencement of the provisions.

278.Subsection (3) requires that the report is laid before Parliament

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