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This consultation response covers the outcome of the consultation on PACE codes C, D and H.
The revised codes C, D and H were laid before Parliament on 22 November 2016 together with a draft order and an explanatory memorandum. Following Parliamentary approval, the revised codes come into force on 23 February 2017.
The order bringing the codes into force and explanatory memorandum are published on legislation.gov.uk.
These draft versions of codes of practice C, D and H are being circulated for consultation in accordance with section 67(4) of PACE.
- code C concerns the detention, treatment and questioning of persons detained under PACE
- code D concerns identification by witnesses and the taking of fingerprints, DNA, photographs and other biometric information
- code H concerns persons detained under the terrorism provisions
Responses must be received no later than Tuesday 17 May 2016.