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Immigration Act 2016

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12PACE powers in England and Wales for labour abuse prevention officers
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(1)After section 114A of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 insert—

114BApplication of Act to labour abuse prevention officers

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations apply any provision of this Act which relates to investigations of offences conducted by police officers to investigations of labour market offences conducted by labour abuse prevention officers.

(2)The regulations may apply provisions of this Act with any modifications specified in the regulations.

(3)In this section “labour abuse prevention officer” means an officer of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority who—

(a)falls within subsection (4), and

(b)is authorised (whether generally or specifically) by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this section.

(4)An officer of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority falls within this subsection if he or she is—

(a)acting for the purposes of the Employment Agencies Act 1973 (see section 8A of that Act),

(b)acting for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (see section 13 of that Act),

(c)acting for the purposes of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 as an enforcement officer within the meaning of section 15 of that Act,

(d)acting for the purposes of Part 1 or 2 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (see sections 11A and 30A of that Act), or

(e)acting for any other purpose prescribed in regulations made by the Secretary of State.

(5)The investigations for the purposes of which provisions of this Act may be applied by regulations under this section include investigations of offences committed, or suspected of having been committed, before the coming into force of the regulations or of this section.

(6)Regulations under this section are to be made by statutory instrument.

(7)Regulations under this section may make—

(a)different provision for different purposes;

(b)provision which applies generally or for particular purposes;

(c)incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional or transitory provision or savings.

(8)Regulations under subsection (4)(e) may, in particular, make such provision amending, repealing or revoking any enactment as the Secretary of State considers appropriate in consequence of any provision made by the regulations.

(9)A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (4)(e) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.

(10)Any other statutory instrument containing regulations under this section is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(11)In this section—

  • “enactment” includes an enactment contained in subordinate legislation within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978;

  • “labour market offence” has the meaning given in section 3 of the Immigration Act 2016.

(2)In section 18 of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 (obstruction of officers), in subsection (1)(a), after “this Act” insert “or functions conferred by virtue of section 114B of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (application of that Act to Authority officers)”.

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