‘(1) The Secretary of State may make arrangements for the establishment of regional organised crime task forces.
(2) Such bodies will comprise representatives of—
(a) the NCA;
(b) local police forces;
(c) HM Revenue and Customs;
(d) the UK Border Agency;
(e) local authorities;
(f) business; and
(g) the Police and Crime Commissioners.
(3) Each regional organised crime task force will make its own arrangements for—
(a) administration; and
(b) chairing the body.
(4) The purpose of the Regional Organised Crime Task Force will be to—
(a) encourage and support joint working to counter organised crime; and
(b) increase public awareness of the causes and impact of organised crime.’.—(Paul Goggins.)