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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 23rd May 2002

STANDING COMMITTEE A


POLICE REFORM BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee.

RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

The programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 20th May (Sessional Order C, relating to Programming).

That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Police Reform Bill [Lords] the Standing Committee do meet when the House is sitting—

      (a) on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock, and

      (b) on Thursdays at half-past Nine o'clock and half-past Two o'clock,

       except that on Tuesday, 11th June 2002 and on Tuesday, 18th June 2002 the Committee shall not meet at half-past Ten o'clock;

    (2)   the proceedings shall be taken in the following order, namely, Clauses 1 to 7, Schedule 1, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 1, Clause 8, Schedule 2, Clauses 9 to 12, Schedule 3, Clauses 13 to 35, Schedule 4, Clauses 36 and 37, Schedule 5, Clauses 38 to 42, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Chapter 1 of Part 4, Clause 43, Schedule 6, Clauses 44 to 91, Schedules 7 and 8, Clause 92, remaining New Clauses, remaining New Schedules;

    (3)   the proceedings on Clauses 1 to 7, Schedule 1 and New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 1 (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 11th June 2002;

    (4)   the proceedings on Clause 8, Schedule 2, Clauses 9 to 12, Schedule 3 and Clauses 13 to 27 (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13th June 2002;

    (5)   the proceedings on Clauses 28 to 34 (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 18th June 2002;

    (6)   the proceedings on Clause 35, Schedule 4, Clauses 36 and 37, Schedule 5, Clauses 38 to 42 and New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Chapter 1 of Part 4 (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 25th June 2002;

    (7)   the proceedings on Clause 43, Schedule 6 and Clauses 44 to 62 (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 25th June 2002; and

    (8)   the remaining proceedings on the Bill (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27th June 2002.

Mr John Denham has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the Programming Sub-Committee.

[Sessional Order C(9) relating to Programming (28th June 2001)].


   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

132

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     23,     at end insert—

      '(vi) the setting of any objectives under sections 26 or 71 of the Police Act 1997 (c. 50); and

      (vii) the setting of any objectives under section 89 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (c. 16).'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

133

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     24,     leave out ', plans and advice'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

76

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     26,     at end insert—

      '(d) must contain the appropriate information on financial resources and constraints as may be provided by the Secretary of State.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

77

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     26,     at end insert—

      (e) shall not include specification by the Secretary of State of the numbers of—

      (i) police officers;

      (ii) civilian officers under section 35; or

      (iii) accredited community safety schemes under section 36.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

126

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     26,     at end insert—

      '(f) shall not include specification by the Secretary of State of the numbers of—

      (i) police officers; or

      (ii) civilian officers designated under section 35,

       to be employed in any police area.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

127

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     26,     at end insert—

      '(g) shall not include specification by the Secretary of State of the numbers of community safety schemes under section 36 to be established in police accreditation areas.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

109

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     31,     leave out 'persons whom he considers to represent the interests of chief officers of police' and insert 'the Association of Chief Police Officers'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

1

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     32,     at end insert—

      '(ba) the Service Authorities for the National Criminal Intelligence Service and the National Crime Squad;

      (bb) the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service and the Director General of the National Crime Squad.'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

110

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     2,     at end insert '; but such codes of practice shall only have the status of guidance and shall be subordinate to the judgement of chief officers and the views of police authorities as to what is efficient and effective within their areas.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

111

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     29,     at end insert ', subject however to the views of the police authority and his own judgement as to what is effective and efficient in the area in which that function is to be discharged.'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

112

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     33,     after 'time', insert 'subject to giving at least eight weeks prior notice to the relevant police force, service or squad and the inspectors of constabulary'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

113

Clause     3,     page     4,     line     3,     after 'time', insert 'subject to giving at least eight weeks prior notice to the relevant police service and the inspectors of constabulary'.


   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

2

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     28,     after 'may', insert ', after consulting the police authority responsible for maintaining that force about the remedial measures needed,'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

137

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   No police force, whether in whole or in part, or generally or in particular respects,shall be regarded as not efficient or not effective or about to cease to be efficient or effective under subsection (1) above, on the grounds that the chief officer has not—

      (a) designated any persons under section 35 of the Police Reform Act 2002; or

      (b) established a community safety accreditation scheme under section 36 of the Police Reform Act 2002.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

78

Clause     4,     page     4,     leave out lines 34 and 35.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

114

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     45,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   A report under subsection (3) shall set out fully the increased costs to public funds which will be required to make the police force or any part concerned efficient and effective and the full costs of any remedial measures recommended.'.

   

Mr John Denham

130

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     45,     at end insert—

          '(5)   The Secretary of State shall not give a direction under this section in relation to any police force unless—

          (a) the police authority maintaining that force and the chief officer of that force have each been given such information about the Secretary of State's grounds for proposing to give that direction as he considers appropriate for enabling them to make representations or proposals under the following paragraphs of this subsection;

          (b) that police authority and chief officer have each been given an opportunity of making representations about those grounds;

          (c) that police authority has had an opportunity of making proposals for the taking of remedial measures that would make the giving of the direction unnecessary; and

          (d) the Secretary of State has considered any such representations and any such proposals.

          (6)   The Secretary of State may by regulations make further provision as to the procedure to be followed in cases where a proposal is made for the giving of a direction under this section.

          (7)   Before making any regulations under this section, the Secretary of State shall consult with—

          (a) persons whom he considers to represent the interests of police authorities;

          (b) persons whom he considers to represent the interests of chief officers of police; and

          (c) such other persons as he thinks fit.

          (8)   Regulations under this section may make different provision for different cases and circumstances.

          (9)   A statutory instrument containing regulations under this section shall not be made unless a draft of the regulations has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House."'.

 
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