Criminal Justice and Police Bill - continued        House of Commons
PART VI, POLICE ORGANISATION - continued

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Police conduct
Inferences in police conduct proceedings.     127. In section 50 of the 1996 Act (regulations for police forces), after subsection (3) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(3A) Without prejudice to the generality of any other provision of this section, regulations under this section may provide that section 34 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (inferences to be drawn from a failure to mention a fact when questioned or charged) is to apply, with such modifications and in such cases as may be provided for in the regulations, to proceedings comprised in any procedure of the sort mentioned in subsection (3)(a)."
 
 
Police pensions etc.
Pensions for members of NCIS and NCS.     128. - (1) In section 7(2) of the Police Pensions Act 1976 (payment of pensions and contributions into Consolidated Fund or out of moneys provided by Parliament), before paragraph (d) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(ca) the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service;
 
    (cb) the Director General of the National Crime Squad;
 
    (cc) a police member of the National Criminal Intelligence Service appointed under subsection (1)(b) of section 9 of the Police Act 1997 by virtue of subsection (2)(a) of that section;
 
    (cd) a police member of the National Crime Squad appointed under subsection (1)(b) of section 55 of the Police Act 1997 by virtue of subsection (2)(a) of that section;".
      (2) In section 11(1) of that Act (meaning of membership of police force or service in a police force), before paragraph (c) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(ba) service as the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service;
 
    (bb) service as the Director General of the National Crime Squad;
 
    (bc) service as a police member of the National Criminal Intelligence Service appointed under subsection (1)(b) of section 9 of the Police Act 1997 by virtue of subsection (2)(a) of that section;
 
    (bd) service as a police member of the National Crime Squad appointed under subsection (1)(b) of section 55 of the Police Act 1997 by virtue of subsection (2)(a) of that section;".
      (3) In section 11(2) of that Act (meaning of "police authority"), for paragraphs (c) and (d) (service for which the service Authorities for the NCIS and NCS are treated as police authorities) there shall be substituted-
 
 
    "(c) in relation to any such service as is mentioned in subsection (ba) or (bc) above or any service of the kind described in section 97(1)(ca) of the Police Act 1996 or section 38A(1)(ba) of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967, it means the Service Authority for the National Criminal Intelligence Service;
 
    (d) in relation to any such service as is mentioned in subsection (bb) or (bd) above or any service of the kind described in section 97(1)(cb) of the Police Act 1996, it means the Service Authority for the National Crime Squad;".
      (4) In section 11(3)(b) of that Act (meaning of "police force"), after "(ab)," there shall be inserted "(ba), (bb), (bc), (bd)".
 
Pensions for ACPO staff.     129. - (1) The persons to whom section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972 ("the 1972 Act") applies (persons to or in respect of whom benefits may be provided by schemes under that Act) shall include persons who at any time after the coming into force of this section are serving in employment with the Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland; and, accordingly, in Schedule 1 to that Act (kinds of employment to which that Act applies), in the entries under the heading "Other bodies", there shall be inserted, at the appropriate place-
 
 
  " The Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland".
 
      (2) Section 1 of the 1972 Act shall also apply to persons who at any time before the coming into force of this section have ceased to serve with the Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 
      (3) The Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland shall pay to the Minister for the Civil Service, at such times as he may direct, such sums as he may determine in respect of any increase attributable to this section in the sums payable under the 1972 Act out of money provided by Parliament.
 
 
Minor and consequential amendments
Amendments relating to NCIS and NCS.     130. - (1) Schedule 7 to this Act (which makes minor and consequential amendments relating to this Part) shall have effect.
 
      (2) In relation to any time before the coming into force of section 2(3) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000, the reference to the Northern Ireland Policing Board in Schedule 2A to the 1997 Act (inserted by Schedule 7 to this Act) shall be construed as a reference to the Police Authority for Northern Ireland.
 
 
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