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The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) Order 1988

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Order made by the Secretary of State, laid before Parliament under section 67(5) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 for approval by resolution of each House of Parliament

Statutory Instruments

1988 No. 1200

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The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) Order 1988

Made

12th July 1988

Laid before Parliament

13th July 1988

Coming into force

29th July 1988

Whereas —

(1) in pursuance of section 60(1)(a) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984(1) (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) the Secretary of State is under a duty to issue a code of practice in connection with the tape-recording of interviews of persons suspected of the commission of criminal offences which are held by police officers at police stations:

(2) in pursuance of section 67(1) of the Act the Secretary of State has prepared and published a draft code of practice in connection with the said matter and has considered representations made to him thereon:

(3) in pursuance of section 67(3) of the Act the Secretary of State has laid a draft of the code of practice before both Houses of Parliament:

Now, therefore, the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 67(4) of the Act, hereby orders as follows:

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