Consultation outcome

Revising PACE codes C, D and H

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Revised PACE Code C (print)

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Revised PACE Code D (print)

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Revised PACE Code D (web)

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Revised PACE Code H (print)

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Revised PACE Code H (web)

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Detail of outcome

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.

Original consultation

Summary

Consultation on proposed changes to PACE codes C, D and H which concern the rights of a suspect in police custody.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

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.

Documents

2016 draft revised code C (detention)

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2016 draft revised code D (identification)

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2016 draft revised code H (detention - terrorism)

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Published 23 March 2016
Last updated 23 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Revised codes C,D and H published.
  2. Revised PACE codes published.
  3. Closing date amended to 17 May.
  4. First published.