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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 27th June 2002

STANDING COMMITTEE A


POLICE REFORM BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

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

   

Mr John Denham

240

Clause     67,     page     62,     line     47,     at end insert—

    'and, in a case where the power to make provision with respect to qualification for appointment as a constable or as a special constable, or for membership of a force, Service or Squad, is exercisable by any such regulations as are mentioned in that subsection, the regulations made must impose requirements with respect to all the matters mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b).'


   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

68

Clause     77,     page     70,     leave out line 36 and insert 'In considering the draft plan, the police authority'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

69

Clause     77,     page     71,     line     6,     leave out from first 'plan' to the end of line.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

70

Clause     77,     page     71,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   Any guidance, or any modified or revised guidance, issued by the Secretary of State under subsection (6) above shall be issued no later than 30th June in the year preceding the beginning of the relevant three year period to which it applies.'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

71

Clause     77,     page     71,     leave out lines 20 to 22.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

72

Clause     77,     page     71,     leave out lines 32 to 41.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

102

Clause     77,     page     71,     line     33,     at end insert 'in preparing'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

103

Clause     77,     page     71,     line     37,     leave out 'may not be consistent with' and insert 'the police authority in question has not taken into account'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

104

Clause     77,     page     71,     line     37,     leave out 'may not be consistent with' and insert 'has not had regard to'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

105

Clause     77,     page     71,     line     40,     leave out 'is in fact so inconsistent' and insert 'did in fact fail to have regard to the relevant National Policing Plans'.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

73

Clause     77,     page     71,     line     42,     leave out from beginning of line 42 to end of line 2 on page 72.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

74

Clause     77,     page     72,     leave out lines 14 to 21.

   

Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

75

Clause     77,     page     72,     leave out lines 22 to 24.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

106

Clause     77,     page     72,     line     27,     leave out 'be consistent with' and insert 'take into account'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

107

Clause     82,     page     76,     line     28,     leave out 'include' and insert 'take account of'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

108

Clause     82,     page     76,     line     34,     leave out 'so as to include in it a' and insert 'to take account within the'.


   

Mr John Denham

259

Clause     92,     page     86,     line     25,     leave out 'sections 84,' and insert '—

      (a) section 84, the entries in Schedule 8 relating to the Housing Act 1985 (c.68), the Housing Act 1988 (c.50), paragraphs 51 and 59 of Schedule 27 to the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c.29) and paragraph 74 of Schedule 6 to the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (c.16) and section 91(2) (so far as relating to those entries); and

      (b) sections'.

   

Mr John Denham

270

Clause     92,     page     87,     line     12,     leave out subsection (11).


   

Mr John Denham

268

Schedule     7,     page     141,     line     27,     at end insert—

     'Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

     3A In section 7(2)(bb) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (c.53) (limitations on rehabilitations under Act etc.), for "a sex offender order under section 2 or, as the case may be, 20" there shall be substituted "an order under section 2, 2A or 20(4)(b)".'.

   

Mr John Denham

241

Schedule     7,     page     143,     line     6,     after '35' insert 'or (Police powers for contracted-out staff)'

   

Mr John Denham

242

Schedule     7,     page     143,     line     17,     leave out 'or accredited under section 35 or' and insert 'under section 35 or (Police powers for contracted-out staff) or accredited under section'

   

Mr John Denham

260

Schedule     7,     page     143,     line     26,     leave out '31(1) or 32(2)' and insert '17B, 30(1) or 31(2)'.

   

Mr John Denham

261

Schedule     7,     page     143,     line     27,     leave out from 'detention' to end of line 30.


   

Mr John Denham

245

Schedule     8,     page     147,     line     36,     at end insert—

'Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c.33)Section 54(5).'
   

Mr John Denham

262

Schedule     8,     page     148,     line     4,     at end insert—

'Employment Rights Act 1996 (c.18)In section 200(1), the words "Part IVA," and "47B".'
   

Mr John Denham

263

Schedule     8,     page     148,     line     15,     at end insert—

'Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (c.23)Section 13.'
   

Mr John Denham

264

Schedule     8,     page     148,     line     16,     column 2, leave out '7' and insert '4'.

   

Mr John Denham

265

Schedule     8,     page     148,     line     39,     column 2, leave out '51' and insert '151'.

   

Mr John Denham

246

Schedule     8,     page     148,     line     43,     column 2, at end insert—

'Section 80(2).'


REMAINING NEW CLAUSES

Duty to provide information for certain persons other than complainant
   

Mr John Denham

NC11

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A person has an interest in being kept properly informed about the handling of a complaint or recordable conduct matter if—

      (a) it appears to the Commission or to an appropriate authority that he is a person falling within subsection (2); and

      (b) that person has indicated that he consents to the provision of information to him in accordance with this section and that consent has not been withdrawn.

    (2)   A person falls within this subsection if—

      (a) he is a relative of a person whose death is the alleged result from the conduct complained of or to which the recordable conduct matter relates;

      (b) he is a relative of a person whose serious injury is the alleged result from that conduct and that person is incapable of making a complaint;

      (c) he himself has suffered serious injury as the alleged result of that conduct.

    (3)   A person who does not fall within subsection (2) has an interest in being kept properly informed about the handling of a complaint or recordable conduct matter if—

      (a) the Commission or an appropriate authority considers that he has an interest in the handling of the complaint or recordable conduct matter which is sufficient to make it appropriate for information to be provided to him in accordance with this section; and

      (b) he has indicated that he consents to the provision of information to him in accordance with this section.

    (4)   In relation to a complaint, this section confers no rights on the complainant.

    (5)   A person who has an interest in being kept properly informed about the handling of a complaint or conduct matter is referred to in this section as an "interested person".

    (6)   In any case in which there is an investigation of the complaint or recordable conduct matter in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 3—

      (a) by the Commission, or

      (b) under its management,

    it shall be the duty of the Commission to provide the interested person with all such information as will keep him properly informed, while the investigation is being carried out and subsequently, of all the matters mentioned in subsection (9).

    (7)   In any case in which there is an investigation of the complaint or recordable conduct matter in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 3—

      (a) by the appropriate authority on its own behalf, or

      (b) under the supervision of the Commission,

    it shall be the duty of the appropriate authority to provide the interested person with all such information as will keep him properly informed, while the investigation is being carried out and subsequently, of all the matters mentioned in subsection (9).

    (8)   Where subsection (7) applies, it shall be the duty of the Commission to give the appropriate authority all such directions as it considers appropriate for securing that that authority complies with its duty under that subsection; and it shall be the duty of the appropriate authority to comply with any direction given to it under this subsection.

    (9)   The matters of which the interested person must be kept properly informed are—

      (a) the progress of the investigation;

      (b) any provisional findings of the person carrying out the investigation;

      (c) whether any report has been submitted under paragraph 23 of Schedule 3;

      (d) the action (if any) that is taken in respect of the matters dealt with in any such report; and

      (e) the outcome of any such action.

    (10)   The duties imposed by this section on the Commission and the appropriate authority in relation to any complaint or recordable conduct matter shall be performed in such manner, and shall have effect subject to such exceptions, as may be provided for by regulations made by the Secretary of State.

    (11)   Subsections (6) to (9) of section 19 apply for the purposes of this section as they apply for the purposes of that section.

    (12)   In this section "relative" means a person of a description prescribed in regulations made by the Secretary of State.'.

 
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