Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Disclosure) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 come into force

Implementation date: 31 July 2009

The Regulations provide that both the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency and Access Northern Ireland are to be treated as police forces for the purposes of s.113B of the Police Act 1997. The effect of this is to confer on those bodies functions of providing information in relation to applications for enhanced criminal record certificates. The Regulations also make provision for the taking of fingerprints from applicants for enhanced criminal record checks to ascertain their identity. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.