Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.182 - Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters

Article number:4
Events between 05/05/1949 and 30/06/2010

United Kingdom

Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom deposited jointly with the instrument of ratification, on 30 June 2010 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 15, paragraph 6, of the Convention (as inserted by Article 4 of the Second Additional Protocol) the Government of the United Kingdom declares that the competent authorities to which requests for criminal records should be made are the ACPO Criminal Records Office (for requests from member States of the European Union (EU) and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (for requests from non-EU States).

Contact details:

ACPO Criminal Records Office
1st Floor
10 Victoria Street
London SW1H ONN
United Kingdom
Email: info@acpo.pnn.police.uk

Serious Organised Crime Agency
PO Box 8000
London SE11 5EN
United Kingdom
Fax: +44 (0)207 238 8112
Email: London@soca.x.gsi.gov.uk

[Note by the Secretariat: See declaration dated 7 February 2013]
Period covered: 01/10/2010 - 07/02/2013
Articles concerned : 4

Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom deposited jointly with the instrument of ratification, on 30 June 2010 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 15, paragraph 8, of the Convention (as inserted by Article 4 of the Second Additional Protocol), the Government of the United Kingdom declares that all incoming letters of request should be sent to the relevant central authority set out below.

Contact details:

HM Revenue and Customs
Requests for assistance from England, Wales and Northern Ireland for some customs matters, including indirect tax matters, alcohol and tobacco smuggling and excise fraud should be sent to HM Revenue and Customs. Requests relating to the smuggling of prohibited and restricted items and matters related to direct tax should be sent to the UKCA. Requests relating to Scotland should all be sent to the Crown Office.

HM Revenue and Customs
Law Enforcement & International Advisory Division
HM Revenue and Customs – Solicitor’s Office
Room 2/74
100 Parliament Street
London SW1A 2BQ
United Kingdom
Fax: +44 (0)20 7147 0433
Email: mla@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk

UK Central Authority

Requests for assistance from England and Wales and Northern Ireland, other than requests which are the responsibility of HM Revenue and Customs, should be sent to the UK Central Authority.

UK Central Authority
Judicial Co-operation Unit
Home Office
5th Floor Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF
United Kingdom

Fax: +44 (0)207 035 6985 (urgent cases only). This must be followed by a written letter of request sent via post.

Scotland

Requests for assistance only from Scotland should be sent to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
International Co-operation Unit
Crown Office
25 Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1LA
United Kingdom
Fax: 44 (0)844 561 4002
Email: COICU@copfs.gsi.gov.uk

[Note by the Secretariat: See the United Kingdom’s Declaration dated 10 May 2019.]
Period covered: 01/10/2010 - 10/05/2019
Articles concerned : 4

Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom deposited jointly with the instrument of ratification, on 30 June 2010 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 15, paragraph 9, of the Convention (as inserted by Article 4 of the Second Additional Protocol), the Government of the United Kingdom declares that HM Revenue and Customs and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service will accept requests transmitted by email or fax; and the UK Central Authority will, in urgent cases, accept transmission of requests by fax provided that the request is subsequently sent via post.
Period covered: 01/10/2010 -
Articles concerned : 4


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