1 Citation and commencement

The Order may be cited as the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Interception of Communications: Code of Practice) Order 2002 and shall come into force on 1st July 2002.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 July 2002: see above.

2 Interception of Communications Code of Practice

2Interception of Communications Code of Practice

The draft code of practice entitled “Interception of Communications”, laid before each House of Parliament on 8th May 2002, relating to the interception of communications under Chapter I of Part I of the 2000 Act, shall come into force on 1st July 2002.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 July 2002: see art 1.

Signature

Bob Ainsworth

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

Home Office

28th June 2002

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force the code of practice prepared under section 71 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (“the 2000 Act”) relating to the interception of communications under Chapter I of Part I of the 2000 Act. A person exercising or performing a power or duty to which the code applies shall in doing so have regard to the provisions of the code in so far as they are applicable.

The code of practice will be published by the Stationery Office Limited and copies may be obtained from The Stationery Office Bookshops. It will also be published on the Home Office website at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/ripa/ripact.htm.