The Secretary of State must make a code of practice in connection with the carrying out by appropriate officers1 of their functions2 relating to the seizure of property and the searching of persons and premises3, the carrying out by senior officers4 of their functions5 relating to the approval of seizures and searches6, and the detention of property7 generally8. Where the Secretary of State proposes to issue a code of practice he must publish a draft9 and consider any representations made about it10, and if he thinks it appropriate must modify the draft in the light of any such representations11.
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