40 Code of practice for police interviews of witnesses notified by accused

40  Code of practice for police interviews of witnesses notified by accused

In Part 1 of the 1996 Act after section 21 there is inserted—

“21A Code of practice for police interviews of witnesses notified by accused

(1)     The Secretary of State shall prepare a code of practice which gives guidance to police officers, and other persons charged with the duty of investigating offences, in relation to the arranging and conducting of interviews of persons—

(a)     particulars of whom are given in a defence statement in accordance with section 6A(2), or

(b)     who are included as proposed witnesses in a notice given under section 6C

(2)     The code must include (in particular) guidance in relation to—

(a)     information that should be provided to the interviewee and the accused in relation to such an interview;

(b)     the notification of the accused's solicitor o

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