Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 13th January 2005.
Amendment made: No. 32, in clause 83, page 48, line 32, at end add—
'(8) Subsection (9) applies if—
(a) at any time before the commencement of section 74, arrangements were made by a person specified in subsection (11), or any person acting with the authority of such a person, for the purpose of protecting a person of a description specified in Schedule 5, and
(b) functions in relation to the arrangements are, at any time before the end of the period of six months mentioned in subsection (6), exercisable by a protection provider.
(9) The provision made by subsections (1) to (7) applies in relation to the arrangements as if they had been made by the protection provider.
(10) Accordingly, if the three conditions mentioned in subsections (3) to (5) are satisfied in relation to the arrangements, they are to be treated, by virtue of subsection (2), as having been made by the protection provider under section 74(1).
(11) The persons specified in this subsection are—
(a) the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service;
(b) the Director General of the National Crime Squad;
(c) any of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Customs and Excise.'—[Caroline Flint.]
Clause 83, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.
Clause 84 and 85 ordered to stand part of the Bill.