Amendments proposed to the Police Reform Bill [܃f4lords], As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

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Page     106,     line     1     [Schedule     1],     leave out from beginning to end of line 33 on page 107 and insert—

"31A     NCIS Improvement Action Plans

    (1)   This section applies where the Secretary of State, as a consequence of an inspection report, is satisfied—

      (a) that the whole or any part of NCIS is, whether generally or in particular respects, not efficient or not effective; or

      (b) that the whole or part of NCIS will cease to be efficient or effective, whether generally or in particular respects, unless remedial measures are taken.

    (2)   The Secretary of State shall, after consultation with Scottish Ministers, send a copy of the report to the NCIS Service Authority together with his reasons for considering that the conditions of subsection (1) are satisfied.

    (3)   The Service Authority, on receipt of the report, shall require the Director General of NCIS to prepare a plan ("an Improvement Action Plan") for taking remedial measures in relation to anything contained in the report.

    (4)   An Improvement Action Plan shall not relate to any matters other than those in relation to which functions fall to be discharged by the Director General of NCIS.

    (5)   Any plan produced under subsection (3) shall include—

      (a) provision for setting targets for addressing the issues raised in the report under section 54;

      (b) provision for setting time limits in achieving those targets;

      (c) provision for the making of progress reports to the NCIS Service Authority; and

      (d) provision for the duration of the plan.

    (6)   The Director General shall provide a copy of the plan to the Service Authority within twelve weeks of the issuing of the requirement by the Service Authority under subsection (3).

    (7)   Within twelve weeks of the end of the duration of the plan the Director General shall report to the Service Authority who shall provide a copy of the report to the Secretary of State.

    (8)   Any report under subsection (6) shall include—

      (a) an assessment of the performance of the force, in whole or in part as appropriate, against the targets set in the plan; and

      (b) an assessment of the impact of the plan on the efficiency or effectiveness of the force.

    (9)   In this section 'an inspection report' means a report under section 54 of the Police Act 1996 (c.16), section 33 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c.77) or section 41 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (c.32).".'.


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

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Page     107,     line     35     [Schedule     1],     leave out from beginning to end of line 16 on page 109 and insert—

      '76A NCS Improvement Action Plans

    (1)   This section applies where the Secretary of State, as a consequence of a report under section 54 of the Police Act 1996, is satisfied—

      (a) that the whole or any part of the National Crime Squad is, whether generally or in particular respects, not efficient or not effective; or

      (b) that the whole or part of the National Crime Squad will cease to be efficient or effective, whether generally or in particular respects, unless remedial measures are taken.

    (2)   The Secretary of State shall send a copy of the report to the NCS Service Authority together with his reasons for considering that the conditions of subsection (1) are satisfied.

    (3)   The Service Authority shall require the Director General of the National Crime Squad to prepare a plan ("an Improvement Action Plan") for taking remedial measures in relation to anything contained in the report under section 54.

    (4)   An Improvement Action Plan shall not relate to any matters other than those in relation to which functions fall to be discharged by the Director General of the National Crime Squad.

    (5)   Any plan produced under subsection (3) shall include—

      (a) provision for setting targets for addressing the issues raised in the report under section 54;

      (b) provision for setting time limits in achieving those targets;

      (c) provision for the making of progress reports to the NCS Service Authority; and

      (d) provision for the duration of the plan.

    (6)   The Director General shall provide a copy of the plan to the Service Authority within twelve weeks of the issuing of the requirement by the Service Authority under subsection (3).

    (7)   Within twelve weeks of the end of the duration of the plan the Director General shall report to the Service Authority who shall send a copy of the report to the Secretary of State.

    (8)   Any report under subsection (7) shall include—

      (a) an assessment of the performance of the National Crime Squad, in whole or in part as appropriate, against the targets set in the plan; and

      (b) an assessment of the impact of the plan on the efficiency or effectiveness of the National Crime Squad.'.


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

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Page     109,     line     21     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'or 31A'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

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Page     109,     line     23     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'and the Director General of NCIS have each' and insert 'has'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

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Page     109,     line     29     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'and the Director General of NCIS have each' and insert 'has'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

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Page     109     [Schedule     1],     leave out lines 36 to 40.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

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Page     109,     line     45     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'or 31A'.


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

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Page     111,     line     11     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'or 76A'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

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Page     111,     line     13     [Schedule     1],     leave out from 'Authority' to 'been' in line 14 and insert 'has'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

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Page     111,     line     19     [Schedule     1],     leave out from 'Authority' to 'been' in line 20 and insert 'has'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

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Page     111     [Schedule     1],     leave out lines 26 to 30.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

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Page     111,     line     35     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'or 76A'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     112,     line     5     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'of the 1997 Act'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     113,     line     5     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'of the 1997 Act'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     138,     line     28     [Schedule     3],     leave out from 'duty' to 'a', in line 29 and insert 'to give a person mentioned in sub-paragraph (9) notification of the findings of the report by sending that person'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     139,     line     46     [Schedule     3],     leave out from 'duty' to 'a', in line 29 and insert 'to give a person mentioned in sub-paragraph (7) notification of the findings of the report by sending that person'.


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

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Page     145,     line     15     [Schedule     4],     leave out paragraph 2.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     146,     line     16     [Schedule     4],     after 'where' insert 'a designation'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     146,     line     17     [Schedule     4],     leave out 'a designation'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

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Page     148,     line     5     [Schedule     4],     at end insert—

      'Power to stop vehicle for testing

     10A Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person, that person shall, within the relevant police area, have the power of a constable in uniform to stop a vehicle under subsection (3) of section 67 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 for the purposes of a test under subsection (1) of that section.

           Power to control traffic for purposes of escorting a load of exceptional dimensions

     10B (1) Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person, that person shall have, for the purpose of escorting a vehicle or trailer carrying a load of exceptional dimensions either to or from the relevant police area, the power of a constable engaged in the regulation of traffic in a road—

            (a)   to direct a vehicle to stop;

            (b)   to make a vehicle proceed in, or keep to, a particular line of traffic; and

            (c)   to direct pedestrians to stop.

    (2) Sections 35 and 37 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (offences of failing to comply with directions of constable engaged in regulation of traffic in a road) shall have effect in relation to the exercise of those powers for the purpose mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) by a person whose designation applies this paragraph to him as if the references to a constable engaged in regulation of traffic in a road were references to that person.

    (3) The powers conferred by virtue of this paragraph may be exercised in any police area in England and Wales.

    (4) In this paragraph "vehicle or trailer carrying a load of exceptional dimensions" means a vehicle or trailer the use of which is authorised by an order made by the Secretary of State under section 44(1)(d) of the Road Traffic Act 1988.'.

 
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