Consultation outcome

Revised PACE codes and notices to detained persons

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

Response document provides an overview of the responses (including a table) and the main themes, which cover articles 6 and 7 and the notices of rights and entitlements.

Original consultation

Summary

Consultation on proposed changes to PACE codes C and H which concern the right of a suspect to be given information about what they are suspected of and other matters.

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Consultation description

This consultation runs until Tuesday 22 April 2014.

Each draft code has a covering note and detailed table outlining the changes and their purpose with links to the paragraphs concerned. For each code, there is also a revised version of the associated notice of rights and entitlements which must be given to detained persons and the revised notices also form part of this consultation.

The changes are being made in order to implement EU Directive 2012/13 on the right to information in criminal proceedings. in UK law by 2 June 2014. It lays down common minimum standards for the information to be given to suspected or accused persons about their rights and the accusation. In order to implement the directive, changes to Codes C and H and to the associated notices are required.

Next steps

These drafts are being circulated for consultation in accordance with section 67(4) of PACE.

Please email your responses to: pacereview@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Documents

Draft revised PACE Code C (detention)

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Code C notice of rights and entitlements

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Draft revised PACE Code H (detention - terrorism)

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Code H notice of rights and entitlements

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Published 24 March 2014
Last updated 21 May 2014 + show all updates
  1. Response document published.
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