Criminal Justice and Police Bill - continued        House of Commons
PART V, POLICE TRAINING - continued
The Central Police Training and Development Authority - continued

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Annual reports.     97. - (1) The Authority shall, as soon as possible after the end of each financial year, send to the Secretary of State a report on the carrying out of their functions during that year.
 
      (2) A report issued under this section for any year shall include an assessment of the extent to which the Authority's training and development plan for that year issued under section 94 has been carried out.
 
      (3) The Secretary of State shall lay a copy of each report before each House of Parliament.
 
Secretary of State's duty to promote efficiency etc of Authority.     98. The Secretary of State shall exercise his powers under this Part in relation to the Authority in such manner and to such extent as appears to him to be best calculated to promote the efficiency and effectiveness of the Authority.
 
 
Other provisions about training
Regulations for police forces.     99. - (1) The Secretary of State may make regulations as to-
 
 
    (a) police training (within the meaning of section 90 above); and
 
    (b) the qualifications for deployment to perform particular tasks of persons serving or employed for policing purposes in England and Wales.
      (2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations made by virtue of paragraph (a) of that subsection may make provision with respect to the curriculum for courses of training for persons serving or employed for policing purposes in England and Wales, including the evaluation, approval and manner of devising the curriculum, or any part of it.
 
      (3) In relation to any matter as to which provision may be made by regulations under this section, the regulations may-
 
 
    (a) authorise or require provision to be made by, or confer discretionary powers on, the Secretary of State, police authorities, chief officers of police or other persons; or
 
    (b) authorise or require the delegation by any person of functions conferred on that person by or under the regulations.
      (4) Before making regulations under this section the Secretary of State shall consult-
 
 
    (a) the Authority;
 
    (b) Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary;
 
    (c) persons whom he considers to represent the interests of police authorities; and
 
    (d) persons whom he considers to represent the interests of chief officers of police of police forces in England and Wales.
      (5) A statutory instrument containing regulations under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
 
      (6) Subsection (10) of section 90 shall apply for construing references in this section to persons serving or employed for policing purposes in England and Wales as it applies for construing any such references in that section.
 
Directions after inspection identifies training needs.     100. - (1) Where a report made to the Secretary of State on an inspection under section 54 of the 1996 Act (functions of inspectors of constabulary) contains recommendations in the case of any police force for the taking of measures relating to-
 
 
    (a) the provision of training, or
 
    (b) the provision of opportunities for professional development,
       the Secretary of State may direct the police authority responsible for maintaining that force to take such measures relating to those matters as may be specified in the direction.
 
      (2) A police authority shall comply with any direction given to it under this section.
 
Joint provision of training.     101. For section 23(6) of the 1996 Act (collaboration agreements) there shall be substituted-
 
 
    "(6) In subsection (1)-
 
 
    (a) the reference to members of a police force includes a reference to special constables appointed for the area for which that force is maintained, and
 
    (b) the reference to police functions includes a reference to functions with respect to training and the provision of opportunities for professional development."
 
Supplemental provisions in relation to police training
Orders and regulations under Part V.     102. - (1) Any power of the Secretary of State to make orders or regulations under this Part shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.
 
      (2) Any order or regulations made by the Secretary of State under this Part may make different provision for different cases.
 
Interpretation of Part V.     103. - (1) In this Part-
 
 
    "the Authority" means the Central Police Training and Development Authority; and
 
    "financial year" means a period of twelve months ending with 31st March.
      (2) For the purposes of this Part the Commissioner of Police for the City of London shall be deemed to be a member of the City of London police force.
 
Consequential amendments relating to police training.     104. The enactments specified in Schedule 5 (amendments consequential on the provisions of this Part) shall have effect with the amendments set out in that Schedule.
 
Transitional arrangements relating to Authority's establishment etc.     105. - (1) The Secretary of State may, in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Part, by order make such transitional provision and savings (including provision modifying this Part) as he thinks fit.
 
      (2) The Secretary of State may, for the purpose of facilitating the carrying out by the Authority of their functions or in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Part, by order make such provision as he thinks fit-
 
 
    (a) for the transfer and apportionment of property and for the transfer, apportionment and creation of rights and liabilities;
 
    (b) for the transfer of members of police forces in England and Wales and other persons.
      (3) An order under this section may-
 
 
    (a) provide for the Secretary of State, or any other person nominated by or in accordance with the order, to determine any matter requiring determination under or in consequence of the order; and
 
    (b) make provision as to the payment of fees charged, or expenses incurred, by any person nominated to determine any matter by virtue of paragraph (a).
      (4) A statutory instrument containing an order under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
 
 
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