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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 20th June 2002

STANDING COMMITTEE A


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POLICE REFORM BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee (23rd May).

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

95

Clause     35,     page     34,     line     30,     leave out 'provisions 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—

    '(9AA)   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.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

97

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

    '(9AB)   The Secretary of State may not place constraints on the use of resources by chief officers in regards to the employment of civilian officers or regular police officers.'.

   

Mr John Denham

169

Clause     35,     page     35,     line     14,     leave out subsection (10)

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

98

Clause     35,     page     35,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '(11)   Any proposals by the chief officer of police under this section must have been included in his annual policing plan and have been approved by his police authority.'.


   

Mr John Denham

170

Schedule     4,     page     123,     line     34,     leave out 'under section 35'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

42

Schedule     4,     page     123,     line     40,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Mr John Denham

171

Schedule     4,     page     124,     line     20,     at end insert—

    'Power to detain etc.

    1A (1) This paragraph applies if a designation applies it to any person.

    (2) Where that person has reason to believe that another person has committed a relevant offence in the relevant police area, he may require that other person to give him his name and address.

    (3) Where, in a case in which a requirement under sub-paragraph (2) has been imposed on another person—

            (a)   that other person fails to comply with the requirement, or

            (b)   the person who imposed the requirement has reasonable grounds for suspecting that the other person has given him a name or address that is false or inaccurate,

    the person who imposed the requirement may require the other person to wait with him, for a period not exceeding thirty minutes, for the arrival of a constable.

    (4) A person who has been required under sub-paragraph (3) to wait with a person to whom this Part of this Schedule applies may, if requested to do so, elect that (instead of waiting) he will accompany the person imposing the requirement to a police station in the relevant police area.

    (5) A person who—

            (a)   fails to comply with a requirement under sub-paragraph (2),

            (b)   makes off while subject to a requirement under sub-paragraph (3), or

            (c)   makes off while accompanying a person to a police station in accordance with an election under sub-paragraph (4),

    is guilty of an offence and shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

    (6) In this paragraph "relevant offence", in relation to a person to whom this paragraph applies, means any offence which is—

            (a)   a relevant fixed penalty offence for the purposes of the application of paragraph 1 to that person; or

            (b)   an offence the commission of which appears to that person to have caused—

            (i) injury, alarm or distress to any other person; or

            (ii) the loss of, or any damage to, any other person's property;

    but a designation applying this paragraph to any person may provide that an offence is not to be treated as a relevant offence by virtue of paragraph (b) unless it satisfies such other conditions as may be specified in the designation.'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

43

Schedule     4,     page     124,     line     22,     leave out paragraph 2.

   

Mr John Denham

172

Schedule     4,     page     124,     line     22,     leave out 'under section 35'.

   

Mr John Denham

173

Schedule     4,     page     124,     line     28,     leave out '2' and insert '1A'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

44

Schedule     4,     page     124,     line     32,     leave out paragraph 3.

   

Mr John Denham

174

Schedule     4,     page     124,     line     33,     leave out 'under section 35'.

   

Mr John Denham

175

Schedule     4,     page     124,     line     43,     leave out '2' and insert '1A'.

   

Mr John Denham

176

Schedule     4,     page     125,     line     2,     leave out '2(2)' and insert '1A(2)'.

   

Mr John Denham

177

Schedule     4,     page     125,     line     7,     leave out '2' and insert '1A'.

   

Mr John Denham

178

Schedule     4,     page     125,     line     12,     leave out 'under section 35'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

45

Schedule     4,     page     125,     line     21,     at end insert—

    '(2)   This paragraph shall only apply where a designated person reasonably suspects that the person to whom section 12 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (c.16) (alcohol consumption in public places) applies has not attained the age of 18.'.

   

Mr John Denham

179

Schedule     4,     page     125,     line     23,     leave out 'under section 35'.

 
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