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The Knives (Forfeited Property) Regulations 1997

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Disposal of property

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, property to which these Regulations apply shall be destroyed.

(2) Where the relevant authority are satisfied that property to which these Regulations apply which would otherwise fall to be destroyed is of particular rarity, aesthetic quality or technical or historical interest, they may, instead of arranging for its destruction, give or sell it to a museum or similar institution.

(3) The proceeds of disposals under these Regulations (if any) shall be paid to the relevant authority and

(a)in relation to authorities in England and Wales shall be subject to the regulations governing the application of the proceeds of sale of property made under section 2 of the Police (Property) Act 1897(1); and

(b)in relation to authorities in Scotland shall vest in the relevant authority.


1897 c. 30, section 2 was amended by section 1 of the Police (Property) Act 1997 (c. 30). The current regulations are the Police (Property) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/1908).

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