1997 No. 1159
The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice No. 4) Order 1997
Approved by both Houses of Parliament
10th March 1997
Laid before Parliament
13th March 1997
Coming into force
15th May 1997
Whereas, the Secretary of State has issued a code of practice(1) in connection with the exercise by police officers of statutory powers to search a person without first arresting him and to search a vehicle without making an arrest and may, under section 67(7) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984(2) revise the whole or any part of the code of practice and issue a revised code;
And, whereas, in accordance with section 67(1) of that Act the Secretary of State has prepared and published a draft revised code in connection with those powers, has considered representations made to him about it and modified it accordingly;
And whereas in accordance with section 67(3) of that Act the Secretary of State has laid a draft of that revised code before Parliament;
Now, therefore, the Secretary of State in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 67(4) and (6) of that Act, hereby orders as follows:
1. This Order may be cited as the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice No. 4) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 15th May 1997.
2. The revised code of practice laid in draft before Parliament on 5th March 1997 in connection with the matters referred to in section 66(a) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 shall come into operation on 15th May 1997.
One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State
10th March 1997
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order appoints 15th May 1997 as the date of which a revised code of practice under section 66(a) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 will come into operation. It supersedes the code which has been in operation since 10th April 1995.
The code of practice will be published by The Stationery Office; copies may be obtained from their bookshops.
The code of practice was brought into force by S.I. 1995/450.
1984 c. 60.