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Failure To Comply With Direction: Seizure

Volume 407: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2003

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(1) 'After section 62B of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33) (inserted by section (Failure to comply with direction: offences)) insert—

"62C Failure to comply with direction under section 62A: seizure

(1) This section applies if a direction has been given under section 62A(1) and a constable reasonably suspects that a person to whom the direction applies has, without reasonable excuse—

  • (a) failed to remove any vehicle on the relevant land which appears to the constable to belong to him or to be in his possession or under his control; or
  • (b) entered any land in the area of the relevant local authority as a trespasser with a vehicle before the end of the relevant period with the intention of residing there.
  • (2) The relevant period is the period of 3 months starting with the day on which the direction is given.

    (3) The constable may seize and remove the vehicle."

    (2) In section 67(1) (retention and charges for seized vehicles) after "section 62(1)" insert ", 62C(3)".'.

    [Mr. Heppell.]

    Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.