11 Codes of practice
11 Codes of practice

(1)     In section 67 of the 1984 Act (supplementary provisions about codes), for subsections (1) to (7C) there is substituted—

“(1)     In this section, “code” means a code of practice under section 60, 60A or 66.

(2)     The Secretary of State may at any time revise the whole or any part of a code.

(3)     A code may be made, or revised, so as to—

(a)     apply only in relation to one or more specified areas,

(b)     have effect only for a specified period,

(c)     apply only in relation to specified offences or descriptions of offender.

(4)     Before issuing a code, or any revision of a code, the Secretary of State must consult—

(a)     persons whom he considers to represent the interests of police authorities,

(b)     persons whom he considers to represent the interests of chief officers of police,

(c)     the General Council of the Bar,

(d)     the Law Society of England and Wales,

(e)     the Institute of Legal Executives, and

(f)     such other persons as he thinks fit.