Maritime enforcement powers in connection with Scottish offences: other supplementary provision

Policing and Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:15 pm on 12th April 2016.

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“(1) A law enforcement officer may—

(a) be accompanied by other persons, and

(b) take equipment or materials,

to assist the officer in the exercise of powers under this Chapter.

(2) A law enforcement officer may use reasonable force, if necessary, in the performance of functions under this Chapter.

(3) A person accompanying a law enforcement officer under subsection (1) may perform any of the officer’s functions under this Chapter, but only under the officer’s supervision.

(4) A law enforcement officer must produce evidence of the officer’s authority if asked to do so.

(5) The powers conferred by this Chapter do not affect any other powers that a law enforcement officer may have.”—

Please see the explanatory statement for NC29.

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.

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