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Enforcement – amendment of the Smoke-free (Premises and Enforcement) Regulations 2006

6.—(1) The Smoke-free (Premises and Enforcement) Regulations 2006(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 3, after paragraph (5) add—

(6) The Chief Officer of each police force is designated as an enforcement authority for the purposes of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Act.

(7) An enforcement authority designated under paragraph (6) has enforcement functions in relation to vehicles that—

(a)are smoke-free by virtue of regulation 11(1A) of the Smoke-Free (Exemptions and Vehicles) Regulations 2007; and

(b)are within the police area for which the police force in question is maintained.(2)


The expressions “chief officer of police”, “police area” and “police force” are defined, in relation to England and Wales, in section 101 of the Police Act 1996 (c.16).