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Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  85

 

Schedule  1,  page  34,  line  34,  after “The” insert “constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  86

 

Schedule  1,  page  35,  line  1,  at beginning insert “A constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  87

 

Schedule  1,  page  35,  line  4,  after “by” insert “a constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  88

 

Schedule  1,  page  35,  line  7,  after “if” insert “an English and Welsh constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  89

 

Schedule  1,  page  35,  line  13,  after “The” insert “constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  90

 

Schedule  1,  page  35,  line  17,  after “The” insert “constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  91

 

Schedule  1,  page  35,  line  23,  after “authorise” insert “a constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  92

 

Schedule  1,  page  35,  line  26,  after “(3)” insert “a constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  93

 

Schedule  1,  page  35,  line  30,  after “the” insert “constable or enforcement”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  94

 

Schedule  1,  page  35,  line  34,  at beginning insert “constable or enforcement”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  95

 

Schedule  1,  page  35,  line  42,  after “if” insert “an English and Welsh constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  96

 

Schedule  1,  page  36,  line  1,  after “The” insert “constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  97

 

Schedule  1,  page  36,  line  2,  at beginning insert “constable or”


 
 

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Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  98

 

Schedule  1,  page  36,  line  3,  after “The” insert “constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  99

 

Schedule  1,  page  36,  line  4,  after first “the” insert “constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  100

 

Schedule  1,  page  36,  line  5,  after “the” insert “constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  101

 

Schedule  1,  page  36,  line  9,  after “by” insert “English and Welsh constables and”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  102

 

Schedule  1,  page  36,  line  14,  after first “of” insert “a constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  103

 

Schedule  1,  page  36,  line  15,  after “the” insert “constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  104

 

Schedule  1,  page  36,  line  35,  after “An” insert “English and Welsh constable or an”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  105

 

Schedule  1,  page  36,  line  38,  after first “the” insert “constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  106

 

Schedule  1,  page  36,  line  38,  after “this” insert “Part of this”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  107

 

Schedule  1,  page  36,  line  39,  after “accompanying” insert “a constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  108

 

Schedule  1,  page  36,  line  40,  after “the” insert “constable’s or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  109

 

Schedule  1,  page  36,  line  40,  after “this” insert “Part of this”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  110

 

Schedule  1,  page  36,  line  41,  after “the” insert “constable’s or”


 
 

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Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  111

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  2,  after “An” insert “English and Welsh constable or an”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  112

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  3,  leave out “the officer’s”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  113

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  3,  after “this” insert “Part of this”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  114

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  5,  after “An” insert “English and Welsh constable or an”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  115

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  5,  after “the” insert “constable’s or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  116

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  7,  after “of” insert “constables and enforcement”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  117

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  8,  after “An” insert “English and Welsh constable or an”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  118

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  9,  leave out “the officer’s”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  119

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  10,  after “this” insert “Part of this”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  120

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  14,  after “offence” insert “under the law of England and

 

Wales”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  121

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  15,  after “obstructs” insert “a constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  122

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  16,  leave out “the officer’s”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  123

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  16,  after “this” insert “Part of this”


 
 

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Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  124

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  18,  after “by” insert “a constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  125

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  20,  at beginning insert “a constable or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  126

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  20,  leave out “the officer’s”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  127

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  21,  after “this” insert “Part of this”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  128

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  21,  after “offence” insert “under the law of England and

 

Wales”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  129

 

Schedule  1,  page  37,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

Scotland

 

Introductory

 

11  (1)  

This Part of this Schedule sets out the powers exercisable by Scottish

 

constables and enforcement officers under sections (Enforcement powers in

 

relation to ships: Scotland) and (Hot pursuit of ships in United Kingdom

 

waters)(4).

 

      (2)  

In this Part of this Schedule—

 

“items subject to legal privilege” has the same meaning as in Chapter 3 of

 

Part 8 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (see section 412 of that Act);

 

“listed offence” has the meaning given by section (Enforcement powers in

 

relation to ships: Scotland)(8);

 

“the ship” means the ship in relation to which the powers set out in this Part

 

of this Schedule are exercised.

 

Power to stop, board, divert and detain

 

12  (1)  

This paragraph applies if a Scottish constable or an enforcement officer has

 

reasonable grounds to suspect that—

 

(a)    

a listed offence is being, or has been, committed on the ship, or

 

(b)    

the ship is otherwise being used in connection with the commission of

 

a listed offence.

 

      (2)  

The constable or enforcement officer may—

 

(a)    

stop the ship;

 

(b)    

board the ship;


 
 

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(c)    

require the ship to be taken to a port (in Scotland or elsewhere) and

 

detained there.

 

      (3)  

Except as provided by sub-paragraph (5), authority of the Secretary of State is

 

required before a constable or an enforcement officer may exercise the power

 

conferred by sub-paragraph (2)(c) to require the ship to be taken to a port

 

outside the United Kingdom.

 

      (4)  

Authority for the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) may be given only if the State

 

or relevant territory in which the port is located is willing to receive the ship.

 

      (5)  

If the constable or enforcement officer is acting under authority given for the

 

purposes of section (Enforcement powers in relation to ships: Scotland)(5), the

 

constable or officer may require the ship to be taken to—

 

(a)    

a port in the home state or relevant territory in question, or

 

(b)    

if the home state or relevant territory requests, any other State or

 

relevant territory willing to receive the ship.

 

      (6)  

The constable or enforcement officer may require the master of the ship, or any

 

member of its crew, to take such action as is necessary for the purposes of sub-

 

paragraph (2) or (5).

 

      (7)  

A constable or an enforcement officer must give notice in writing to the master

 

of any ship detained under this paragraph.

 

      (8)  

The notice must state that the ship is to be detained until the notice is

 

withdrawn by the giving of a further notice in writing signed by a constable or

 

an enforcement officer.

 

Power to search and obtain information

 

13  (1)  

This paragraph applies if a Scottish constable or an enforcement officer has

 

reasonable grounds to suspect that there is evidence on the ship (other than

 

items subject to legal privilege) relating—

 

(a)    

to a listed offence, or

 

(b)    

to an offence that is connected with a listed offence.

 

      (2)  

The constable or enforcement officer may search—

 

(a)    

the ship;

 

(b)    

anyone on the ship;

 

(c)    

anything on the ship (including cargo).

 

      (3)  

The constable or enforcement officer may require a person on the ship to give

 

information about himself or herself.

 

      (4)  

The power to search conferred by sub-paragraph (2)—

 

(a)    

is only a power to search to the extent that it is reasonably required for

 

the purpose of discovering evidence of the kind mentioned in sub-

 

paragraph (1), and

 

(b)    

in the case of a search of a person, does not authorise a constable or an

 

enforcement officer to require the person to remove any clothing in

 

public other than an outer coat, jacket or gloves.

 

      (5)  

In exercising a power conferred by sub-paragraph (2) or (3) a constable or an

 

enforcement officer may—

 

(a)    

open any containers;

 

(b)    

require the production of documents, books or records relating to the

 

ship or anything on it (but not including anything the constable or

 

officer has reasonable grounds to believe to be an item subject to legal

 

privilege);

 

(c)    

make photographs or copies of anything the production of which the

 

constable or officer has power to require.


 
 

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      (6)  

The power in sub-paragraph (5)(b) to require the production of documents,

 

books or records includes, in relation to documents, books or records kept in

 

electronic form, power to require the provision of the documents, books or

 

records in a form in which they are legible and can be taken away.

 

      (7)  

Sub-paragraph (5) is without prejudice to the generality of the powers

 

conferred by sub-paragraphs (2) and (3).

 

Power of arrest and seizure

 

14  (1)  

This paragraph applies if a Scottish constable or an enforcement officer has

 

reasonable grounds to suspect that a listed offence has been, or is being,

 

committed on the ship.

 

      (2)  

The constable or enforcement officer may arrest without warrant anyone

 

whom the constable or officer has reasonable grounds for suspecting to be

 

guilty of the offence.

 

      (3)  

The constable or enforcement officer may seize and detain anything found on

 

the ship which appears to the constable or officer to be evidence of the offence

 

(but not including anything that the constable or officer has reasonable grounds

 

to believe to be an item subject to legal privilege).

 

Assistants

 

15  (1)  

A Scottish constable or an enforcement officer may—

 

(a)    

be accompanied by other persons, and

 

(b)    

take equipment or materials,

 

            

to assist the constable or officer in the exercise of powers under this Part of this

 

Schedule.

 

      (2)  

A person accompanying a constable or an enforcement officer under sub-

 

paragraph (1) may perform any of the constable’s or officer’s functions under

 

this Part of this Schedule, but only under the constable’s or officer’s

 

supervision.

 

Reasonable force

 

16         

A Scottish constable or an enforcement officer may use reasonable force, if

 

necessary, in the performance of functions under this Part of this Schedule.

 

Evidence of authority

 

17         

A Scottish constable or an enforcement officer must produce evidence of the

 

constable’s or officer’s authority if asked to do so.

 

Offences

 

18  (1)  

A person commits an offence under the law of Scotland if the person—

 

(a)    

intentionally obstructs a constable or an enforcement officer in the

 

performance of functions under this Part of this Schedule, or

 

(b)    

fails without reasonable excuse to comply with a requirement made by

 

a constable or an enforcement officer in the performance of those

 

functions.

 

      (2)  

A person who provides information in response to a requirement made by a

 

Scottish constable or an enforcement officer in the performance of functions

 

under this Part of this Schedule commits an offence under the law of Scotland

 

if—

 

(a)    

the information is false in a material particular, and the person either

 

knows it is or is reckless as to whether it is, or


 
 

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(b)    

the person intentionally fails to disclose any material particular.

 

      (3)  

A person guilty of an offence under this paragraph is liable—

 

(a)    

on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory

 

maximum;

 

(b)    

on conviction on indictment, to a fine.

 

Northern Ireland

 

Introductory

 

19  (1)  

This Part of this Schedule sets out the powers exercisable by Northern Ireland

 

constables and enforcement officers under sections (Enforcement powers in

 

relation to ships: Northern Ireland) and (Hot pursuit of ships in United

 

Kingdom waters)(7).

 

      (2)  

In this Part of this Schedule—

 

“items subject to legal privilege” has the same meaning as in the Police and

 

Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (1989/1341 (N.I. 12))

 

(see Article 12 of that Order);

 

“listed offence” has the meaning given by section (Enforcement powers in

 

relation to ships: Northern Ireland)(9);

 

“the ship” means the ship in relation to which the powers set out in this Part

 

of this Schedule are exercised.

 

Power to stop, board, divert and detain

 

20  (1)  

This paragraph applies if a Northern Ireland constable or an enforcement

 

officer has reasonable grounds to suspect that—

 

(a)    

a listed offence is being, or has been, committed on the ship, or

 

(b)    

the ship is otherwise being used in connection with the commission of

 

a listed offence.

 

      (2)  

The constable or enforcement officer may—

 

(a)    

stop the ship;

 

(b)    

board the ship;

 

(c)    

require the ship to be taken to a port (in Northern Ireland or elsewhere)

 

and detained there.

 

      (3)  

Except as provided by sub-paragraph (5), authority of the Secretary of State is

 

required before a constable or an enforcement officer may exercise the power

 

conferred by sub-paragraph (2)(c) to require the ship to be taken to a port

 

outside the United Kingdom.

 

      (4)  

Authority for the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) may be given only if the State

 

or relevant territory in which the port is located is willing to receive the ship.

 

      (5)  

If the constable or enforcement officer is acting under authority given for the

 

purposes of section (Enforcement powers in relation to ships: Northern

 

Ireland)(6), the constable or officer may require the ship to be taken to—

 

(a)    

a port in the home state or relevant territory in question, or

 

(b)    

if the home state or relevant territory requests, any other State or

 

relevant territory willing to receive the ship.

 

      (6)  

The constable or enforcement officer may require the master of the ship, or any

 

member of its crew, to take such action as is necessary for the purposes of sub-

 

paragraph (2) or (5).


 
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