Consultation outcome

Revising PACE codes C, H, E and F

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Consultation response revising PACE Codes C, H, E and F

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Revised Code C, print ready

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Revised Code C, accessible version

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Correction slip for revised Code C - to be read with the print or accessible version

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Revised Code H, accessible version

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Revised Code E, accessible version

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Detail of outcome

This consultation response covers the outcome of the consultation on PACE codes C, H, E and F.

The revised codes C, H, E and F were laid before Parliament on 21 May 2018 together with a draft order and an explanatory memorandum. The correction slips issued for codes C and H amend specified paragraph reference errors identified after the codes had been laid. Following Parliamentary approval in debates taking place on 18 and 25 June, the order will bring the code into operation 21 days after it is made. The draft order and explanatory memorandum have also been published.

Until these codes come into operation, the current codes C, H, E and F remain in force.

Original consultation

Summary

Statutory consultation on the revision of PACE codes C (detention), H (detention – terrorism), E (audio recording of suspect interviews) and F (visual recording of suspect interviews).

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Consultation description

These draft versions of codes of practice C, H, E and F 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 H concerns persons detained under the terrorism provisions
  • code E concerns the audio recording of interviews with suspects
  • code F concerns the visual recording of interviews with suspects

Responses must be received no later than Wednesday 6 December 2017.

Documents

Revision of PACE codes C, H, E and F - covering letter to statutory consultees

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Draft revised code C (detention)

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Draft revised code H (detention – terrorism)

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Draft revised code E (audio recording of suspect interviews)

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Draft revised code F (visual recording of suspect interviews)

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Published 25 October 2017
Last updated 18 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated outcome wording.
  2. Correction slip for Revised Code C and H added.
  3. Consultation response Revising PACE Codes C, H, E and F added.
  4. Outcome and revised codes published.
  5. First published.