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

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Norman Baker
Annette Brooke
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

28

Schedule     5,     page     136,     line     18,     leave out paragraph 2.

   

Mr John Denham

216

Schedule     5,     page     136,     line     24,     leave out sub-paragraph (2).

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

29

Schedule     5,     page     136,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '(2)   This paragraph shall only apply when an accredited 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.'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

30

Schedule     5,     page     137,     line     23,     at end insert—

    '(2)   A person to whom this paragraph applies shall not exercise any powers conferred by this paragraph except in the company, and under the supervision, of a constable.'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

31

Schedule     5,     page     137,     line     23,     at end insert—

    'Carrying out of road checks    6A (1)   An accredited person whose accreditation specifies that this paragraph applies to him shall have the following powers in the relevant police area—

      (a) the power to carry out any road check the carrying out of which by a police officer is authorised under section 4 of the 1984 Act (road checks); and

      (b) for the purpose of exercising that power, the power conferred by section 163 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) (power of police to stop vehicles) on a constable in uniform to stop a vehicle.

    (2)   A person to whom this paragraph applies shall not exercise any powers conferred by this paragraph except in the company, and under the supervision, of a constable.'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

32

Schedule     5,     page     137,     line     23,     at end insert—

    'Seizure of vehicles used to cause alarm etc.    6B (1)   An accredited person whose accreditation specifies that this paragraph applies to him—

      (a) shall, within the relevant police area, have all the powers of a constable in uniform under section 53 of this Act which are set out in subsection (3) of that section; and

      (b) references in that section to a constable, in relation to the exercise of any of those powers by that person, are references to that person.

    (2)   A person to whom this paragraph applies shall not exercise any powers conferred by this paragraph except in the company, and under the supervision, of a constable.'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

33

Schedule     5,     page     137,     line     23,     at end insert—

    'Cordoned areas    6C (1)   An accredited person whose accreditation specifies that this paragraph applies to him shall, in relation to any cordoned area in the relevant police area, have all the powers of a constable in uniform under section 36 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11) (enforcement of cordoned area) to give orders, make arrangements or impose prohibitions or restrictions.

    (2)   A person to whom this paragraph applies shall not exercise any powers conferred by this paragraph except in the company, and under the supervision, of a constable.'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

34

Schedule     5,     page     137,     line     23,     at end insert—

    'Entry to save life or limb    6D   An accredited person whose accreditation specifies that this paragraph applies to him shall have the powers of a constable under section 17 of the 1984 Act to enter and search any premises in the relevant police area for the purpose of saving life or limb.'.


   

Mr John Denham

217

Clause     38,     page     37,     line     23,     leave out 'or accreditation under section 35 or' and insert 'under section 35 or (Police powers for contracted-out staff) or his accreditation under section'

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

35

Clause     38,     page     37,     line     25,     at end insert—

    (1A)   A person who exercises or performs any power or duty in reliance on his accreditation under section 37 shall be known as a Community Safety Warden.'.

   

Mr John Denham

218

Clause     38,     page     37,     line     27,     after '35' insert 'or (Police powers for contracted-out staff)'

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

36

Clause     38,     page     37,     line     37,     after 'time', insert '(and in the case of accreditation under section 37, after consultation with the local authority)'.

   

Mr John Denham

219

Clause     38,     page     37,     line     37,     after '35' insert ', (Police powers for contracted-out staff)'

   

Mr John Denham

220

Clause     38,     page     37,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   Where any person's designation under section (Police powers for contracted-out staff) is modified or withdrawn, the chief officer giving notice of the modification or withdrawal shall send a copy of the notice to the contractor responsible for supervising that person in the carrying out of the functions for the purposes of which the designation was granted.'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

37

Clause     38,     page     37,     line     43,     leave out 'employer' and insert 'local authority'.

   

Mr John Denham

221

Clause     38,     page     37,     line     46,     leave out subsection (6) and insert—

    '(6)   For the purposes of determining liability for the unlawful conduct of employees of a police authority, conduct by such an employee in reliance or purported reliance on a designation under section 35 shall be taken tobe conduct in the course of his employment by the police authority; and, in the case of a tort, that authority shall fall to be treated as a joint tortfeasor accordingly.'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

38

Clause     38,     page     38,     line     2,     after 'employees', insert 'or sub-contractors'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

39

Clause     38,     page     38,     line     2,     leave out 'person' and insert 'local authority'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

40

Clause     38,     page     38,     line     8,     leave out first 'employer' and insert 'local authority'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

41

Clause     38,     page     38,     line     8,     leave out 'or employer'.

   

Mr John Denham

222

Clause     38,     page     38,     line     10,     leave out 'an employee' and insert 'employees'.

   

Mr John Denham

223

Clause     38,     page     38,     line     11,     leave out 'member' and insert 'employee'.

   

Mr John Denham

224

Clause     38,     page     38,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(8)   For the purposes of determining liability for the unlawful conduct of employees of a contractor (within the meaning of section (Police powers for contracted-out staff)), conduct by such an employee in reliance or purported reliance on a designation under that section shall be taken to be conduct in the course of his employment by that contractor; and, in the case of a tort, that contractor shall fall to be treated as a joint tortfeasor accordingly.

    (9)   For the purposes of determining liability for the unlawful conduct of employees of a person with whom a chief officer of police has entered into any arrangements for the purposes of a community safety accreditation scheme, conduct by such an employee in reliance or purported reliance on an accreditation under section 37 shall be taken to be conduct in the course of his employment by that employer; and, in the case of a tort, that employer shall fall to be treated as a joint tortfeasor accordingly.'.


   

Mr John Denham

225

Clause     42,     page     39,     line     40,     after '35' insert 'or (Police powers for contracted-out staff)'

   

Mr John Denham

226

Clause     42,     page     39,     line     40,     at end insert ';

"Director General" means—

      (a) the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service; or

      (b) the Director General of the National Crime Squad;

"Service Authority" means—

      (a) in relation to employment with the National Criminal Intelligence Service or to its Director General, the Service Authority for the National Criminal Intelligence Service; and

      (b) in relation to employment with the National Crime Squad or to its Director General, the Service Authority for the National Crime Squad.'.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO CHAPTER 1 OF PART 4

Power to amend Chapter 1 of Part 4

   

Mr John Denham

NC15

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State may by order modify the provisions of Schedule 4 or 5—

      (a) by adding powers or duties to the powers and duties specified in either of those Schedules;

      (b) by otherwise amending, or by repealing, a provision of either of those Schedules.

    (2)   An order under this section may make provision for such modifications of any enactment (whenever passed) as appear to the Secretary of State to be appropriate for the purpose of facilitating the exercise or performance of any power or duty the capacity to confer or impose which arises by virtue of an order under this section.

    (3)   The provision that may be made by an order under this section includes—

      (a) provision adding powers and duties to Schedule 4 by means of the addition of a new Part to that Schedule; and

      (b) provision which, for that purpose, adds to the descriptions of officers contained in subsection (2) or (3) of section 35 and makes consequential amendments of subsection (6) of that section.

    (4)   Nothing in this section shall authorise an addition to the powers that may be conferred on any person under section 35, (Police powers for contracted-out staff) or 37 so as to include (so far as they are not already specified in Schedule 4 or, as the case may be, 5)—

      (a) any power to arrest or detain persons;

      (b) any power otherwise than in the company of a constable to enter any premises without the consent of the occupier of the premises; or

      (c) any power that is not already conferred by or under any enactment on constables or on persons of another description specified by or under that enactment.

    (5)   Subsection (4)(a) shall not be construed as preventing paragraph 1A of Schedule 4 from applying in a case in which a designated person has reason to believe that a person has committed an offence that is capable of being a relevant offence for the purposes of paragraph 1 of that Schedule by reason only of an order under this section.

    (6)   Before making an order 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;

      (c) persons whom he considers to represent the interests of local authorities; and

      (d) such other persons as he thinks fit.

    (7)   For the purposes of subsection (6)(c), "local authorities" means district councils, London borough councils, county councils in Wales, county borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

    (8)   The Secretary of State shall not make an order containing (with or without any other provision) any provision authorised by this section unless a draft of that order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.'.

 
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