HC Deb 29 November 1990 vol 181 cc454-5W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consultations he has held, and from what bodies he has received representations, under section 69 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act or otherwise, in respect of new codes of practice A, B, C and D since those codes were originally published in July; and whether he intends to further modify the codes as a result of these additional consultations or representations.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Since the draft revised codes were laid before Parliament on 9 July, further representations have been received from the Association of Chief Police Officers, the Metropolitan police, the British Deaf Association, members of the Bar and several other individuals, with all of whom there had been discussions or correspondence since the original versions of the draft revised codes were published in August 1989.

In the light of these representations, additional amendments have been made to the text of the draft revised codes. They were re-laid before Parliament on 8 November and now await debate in both Houses.

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