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The Knives (Forfeited Property) Regulations 1997

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2.  In these Regulations,

“museum or similar institution” means any institution which has as its purpose, or one of its purposes, the preservation and display of material of historical, aesthetic or technical interest to which the public are given access.

“the relevant authority” means


in relation to a police area in England and Wales listed in Schedule 1 to the Police Act 1996(1) or the City of London police area, the police authority (within the meaning of that Act);


in relation to the metropolitan police district, the Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District;


in relation to Scotland, a police authority (within the meaning given by section 2(1), as read with section 19(9)(a), of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967(2)) for the area for which the police force is maintained;

“the 1997 Act” means the Knives Act 1997.

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