Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994

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The Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994[1]
Long title An Act to make provision about police areas, police forces and police authorities; to make provision for England and Wales about magistrates’ courts committees, justices’ clerks and administrative and financial arrangements for magistrates’ courts; and for connected purposes.
Citation 1994 c 29
Royal assent 21 July 1994
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994 (c 29) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It defined the police areas, constituted the current police authorities and set out the relationship between the Home Secretary and the territorial police forces. It superseded the Police Act 1964 and was itself replaced by the Police Act 1996

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  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 97 of this Act.

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