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New Clause 2 - Regional organised crime task forces

Part of Crime and Courts Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 12th February 2013.

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‘(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.)