The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Destruction, Retention and Use of Biometric Data) (Transitional, Transitory and Saving Provisions) Order 2013

Cited as:SI 2013/1813
Jurisdiction:England & Wales

2013No. 1813

POLICE, ENGLAND AND WALES

The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Destruction, Retention and Use of Biometric Data) (Transitional, Transitory and Saving Provisions) Order 2013

17thJuly2013

22ndJuly2013

Article 3

31stJanuary2014

Remainder

31stOctober2013

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 25 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012( 1).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Destruction, Retention and Use of Biometric Data) (Transitional, Transitory and Saving Provisions) Order 2013.

(2) This Order shall come into force on 31st October 2013 other than article 3 which shall come into force on 31st January 2014.

(3) In this Order-

(a) "the Act" means the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012;(b) "law enforcement authority" has the meaning given by paragraphs (a) to (c) of the definition of that term in section 18E(1) of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008( 2).

Material taken before commencement

2. Subject to the provisions of this Order, the following provisions of the Act shall apply in respect of PACE material taken, or (in the case of a DNA profile) derived from a sample taken, before 31st October 2013, as if the material were taken on or after that date-

(a) sections 1 to 12;(b) section 13 insofar as it inserts section 63Q(2) into the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984( 3);(c) sections 14 to 18; and(d) section 22.

3. Subject to the provisions of this Order, section 13 of the Act insofar as it inserts section 63Q(1) into the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 shall apply in respect of copies of fingerprints taken before 31st January 2014 as if the material were taken on or after that date.

4. In its application to PACE material taken, or (in the case of a DNA profile) derived from a sample taken, before 31st October 2013, section 3 of the Act has effect as if-

(a) the words "or (5)" in section 63F(3), and sections 63F(5) and 63G of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 were omitted, and(b) section 63F(7) to (10) applied only in a case where the retention period expired on or after 31st January 2014.

5. In its application to such material, section 14 of the Act has effect as if section 63R of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 did not apply-

(a) to samples which are, or may become, disclosable under-(i) the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996( 4), or(ii) a code of practice prepared under section 23 of that Act and in operation by virtue of an order under section 25 of that Act; and(b) to samples which-(i) were taken by the police, with the consent of the person from whom they were taken, in connection with the investigation of an offence by the police, and(ii) are or may be required for purposes related to the identification of a missing person.

6. In its application to PACE material taken, or (in the case of a DNA profile) derived from a sample taken, before 31st October 2013 and identified by a...

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