Amendments proposed to the Police Reform Bill [Lords] - continued House of Commons

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Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

9

Clause     13,     page     13,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(4)   All police authorities, in carrying out their duty with respect to the maintenance of an efficient and effective police force, and all inspectors of constabulary, in carrying out their duties with respect to the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces, shall keep themselves informed as to the working of this section.'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

87

Clause     16,     page     16,     line     8,     at end insert—

      '(c) every Accredited Community Safety Organisation.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

123

Clause     16,     page     16,     line     8,     at end insert—

      '( ) every employer with whom arrangements have been made under section 36.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

88

Clause     16,     page     16,     line     13,     after 'officer', insert 'and of every Accredited Community Safety Organisation'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

124

Clause     16,     page     16,     line     13,     after 'officer', insert 'and of every employer with whom arrangements have been made under section 36'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

89

Clause     16,     page     16,     line     28,     after 'officer', insert 'and of every Accredited Community Safety Organisation'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

125

Clause     16,     page     16,     line     28,     after 'officer', insert 'or employer with whom arrangements have been made under section 36'.


   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

7

Clause     19,     page     19,     leave out line 4.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

8

Clause     19,     page     19,     leave out lines 6 to 8.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

120

Clause     20,     page     19,     line     37,     leave out 'persons whom it considers to represent the interests of chief officers of police' and insert 'the Association of Chief Police Officers'.


   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

10

Clause     21,     page     20,     line     36,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Before making any such regulations, the Secretary of State shall consult—

      (a) persons whom he considers to represent the interests of police authorities in England and Wales; and

      (b) persons whom he considers to represent the interests of chief officers of police forces maintained by those authorities.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

90

Clause     21,     page     20,     line     39,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

121

Clause     22,     page     22,     line     25,     leave out 'persons whom he considers to represent the interests of chief officers of police' and insert 'the Association of Chief Police Officers'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

122

Clause     26,     page     26,     line     6,     at end insert 'subject to the affirmative resolution procedure of the House of Commons approving in advance any such payment'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

91

Clause     29,     page     29,     line     14,     at end insert 'accompanied by a professional adviser if he or she should so wish.'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

92

Clause     31,     page     31,     line     38,     at end insert 'either in person or in writing, or by another person on his behalf'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

93

Clause     31,     page     31,     line     38,     at end insert—

    '( )   Where representations are made under this section, the Secretary of State shall, where he proposes to require the exercise of the power in subsection (1), appoint two or more persons (at least one of whom is not a police officer) to hold an inquiry and report to him, and shall consider any report made.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

128

Clause     31,     page     31,     line     38,     at end insert—

    '(2AA)   Where representations are made under this section, the Secretary of State shall appoint two or more persons (at least one of whom is not a police officer) to hold an inquiry into the reasons for the exercise of the power under subsection (1), and to report to him.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

129

Clause     31,     page     31,     line     44,     at end insert 'and any reports made to him under subsection (2AA)'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

11

Page     30,     line     40,     leave out Clause 31.


   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

148

Clause     33,     page     33,     line     18,     after 'discipline', insert—

      '(bb) the application to special constables, subject to such modifications as may be prescribed by the regulations, of any other provisions made by or under any enactment relating to members of police forces, including dismissal.'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

94

Clause     35,     page     34,     line     6,     at beginning insert 'Subject to subsection (11),'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

140

Clause     35,     page     34,     line     6,     at beginning insert—

       'Subject to subsections (9A) to (9H) below,'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

141

Clause     35,     page     34,     line     15,     at beginning insert—

       'Subject to subsections (9A) to (9H) below,'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

95

Clause     35,     page     34,     line     30,     leave out 'provision specifying the'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

149

Clause     35,     page     34,     line     37,     at end insert 'except that the powers conferred on a detention officer can only be exercised in the presence of and on the direction of a constable.'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

143

Clause     35,     page     35,     line     3,     leave out subsection (8).

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

96

Clause     35,     page     35,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '(9A)   The chief officer shall at all times, in conjunction with the police authority, decide whether to use resources for the employment of civilian officers or regular police officers.'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

142

Clause     35,     page     35,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '(9A)   Before exercising his powers under this section, a chief officer of police of any police force or a Director General must submit to the police authority maintaining that force (the relevant police authority) or, as the case may be, the Service Authority a draft scheme (a "designation scheme") setting out—

      (a) the purpose of the proposed designation scheme relating to the designation of persons under this section and the expected benefits for the policing of the area;

      (b) how the designation scheme contributes to the 3 year strategy issued by the authority under section 6A of the Police Act 1996 and the local policing plan issued by the authority under section 8 of that Act or in the case of a Service Authority how the scheme contributes to the Service Plan issued by that authority under section 4 or section 50 of the Police Act 1997;

      (c) the extent and nature of the powers he proposes to confer on designated persons;

      (d) how the suitability and capability of persons to be designated under the scheme will be assessed;

      (e) the arrangements for the provision of training to such designated persons;

      (f) the arrangements for the provision of equipment to such designated persons and any health and safety implications of the proposals; and

      (g) an estimate of the direct and ancillary costs of the scheme to the police fund kept by the police authority or, as the case may be, the service fund kept by the Service Authority.

    (9B)   The Chief Officer or Director General shall not exercise his powers under this section until the relevant police authority or Service Authority has approved a designation scheme for this purpose.

    (9C)   Before approving any scheme, or any modified or revised scheme, which differs from the draft scheme submitted by the chief officer or Director General, the relevant police authority or Service Authority shall consult the chief officer or Director General.

    (9D)   Before approving any such scheme, a police authority shall consider any views obtained by the authority in accordance with arrangements made under section 96 of the Police Act 1996.

    (9E)   Before approving any such scheme, a Service Authority shall consider any views obtained by it in accordance with arrangements made under sections 41 or 85 of the Police Act 1997.

    (9F)   The chief officer or Director General may from time to time submit to the relevant police authority or Service Authority a revised or modified scheme for its consideration.

    (9G)   After a scheme has been approved by the relevant police authority or Service Authority, the chief officer or Director General shall bring into force.

    (9H)   It shall be the responsibility of the relevant police authority or Service Authority which has approved any scheme under subsection 9B above to undertake a full review of the workings of the scheme 12 months after it has come into force and in particular to—

      (a) seek the views of the principal local authority for the area; and

      (b) monitor the impact of the scheme on public confidence in the force maintained by that authority.'.

 
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