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

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Police powers for local authority employees
   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

NC9

To move the following Clause:—

    ( ).—(1)   The chief officer of police of any police force may designate any person who is a local authority employee as an community support officer, subject to the agreement of the local authority concerned.

    (2)   A chief officer of police shall not designate a person under this section unless he is satisfied that that person—

      (a) is a suitable person to carry out the functions for the purposes of which he is designated;

      (b) is capable of effectively carrying out those functions; and

      (c) has received adequate training in the carrying out of those functions and in the exercise and performance of the powers and duties to be conferred on him by virtue of the designation.

    (3)   A person designated under this section shall have the powers and duties conferred or imposed on him by the designation.

    (4)   A designation under this section shall confer powers and impose duties on the designated person by means only of provisions specifying the provisions of Part 1 of Schedule 4.

    (5)   An employee of a local authority authorised or required to do anything by virtue of a designation under this section—

      (a) shall not be authorised or required by virtue of that designation to engage in any conduct otherwise than in the course of that employment; and

      (b) shall be so authorised or required subject to such restrictions and conditions (if any) as may be specified in his designation.

    (6)   Where any power exercisable by any person in reliance on his designation under this section is a power which, in the case of its exercise by a constable, includes or is supplemented by a power in reliance on that designation shall have the same entitlement as a constable to use reasonable force.

    (7)   Where any power exercisable by any person in reliance on his designation under this section includes power to use force to enter any premises, that power shall not be exercisable by that person except—

      (a) in the company, and under the supervision, of a constable; or

      (b) for the purpose of saving life or limb or preventing serious damage to property.

    (8)   In this section local authority means—

      (a) in relation to England, a district council, a London borough council, the Common Council of the City of London or the Council of the Isles of Scilly; and

      (b) in relation to Wales, a county council or a county borough council.'.


   

Mr Chris Mullin
Mr David Cameron
Bob Russell
Bridget Prentice
Angela Watkinson
David Winnick

1

Page     10,     line     23     [Clause     9],     after 'Majesty', insert 'on an address presented by the House of Commons and proposed by the Secretary of State with the agreement of the Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee.'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

67

Page     10,     line     34     [Clause     9],     leave out paragraph (d) and insert—

      '(d) he is a person in relation to whom a designation under section (police powers for local authority employees) is in force.'


   

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

3

Page     15,     line     29     [Clause     12],     at end insert—

      '(d) he is a person accredited under section 41.

      (e) he is a person accredited under section 43.'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

54

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

55

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'.


   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

64

Page     39,     line     6     [Clause     38],     after 'force', insert ', after consulting the principal local authority for that area,'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

63

Page     39,     line     14     [Clause     38],     at end insert—

    '(2A)   At the end of the first year the police authority maintaining that police force shall give its approval for the continued designation of persons under section 38.

    (2B)   If a police authority maintaining that force does not give its approval, it shall inform—

      (a) the Secretary of State; and

      (b) the chief officer of police for that area who shall withdraw all designations under section 38 and make no further designations for a period of not less than one year.'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

24

Page     39,     line     29     [Clause     38],     leave out from beginning to second 'the', in line 30, and insert 'Powers and duties may be conferred or imposed on a designated person by means only of the application to him by his designation of provisions of'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

25

Page     40,     line     37     [Clause     39],     leave out from beginning to second 'the', in line 38, and insert 'Powers and duties may be conferred or imposed on a designated person by means only of the application to him by his designation of provisions of'.


   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

65

Page     41,     line     37,     leave out Clause 40.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

26

Page     41,     line     40     [Clause     40],     leave out from 'Scheme")' to 'police' in line 41, and insert '.

    (1A)   A community safety accreditation scheme is a scheme for the exercise in the chief officer's'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

27

Page     42,     line     2     [Clause     40],     after 'force', insert '(other than the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis)'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

28

Page     42,     line     4     [Clause     40],     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Before establishing a community safety accreditation scheme for the metropolitan police district, the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis must consult with—

      (a) the Metropolitan Police Authority;

      (b) the Mayor of London; and

      (c) every local authority any part of whose area lies within the metropolitan police district.'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

29

Page     42,     line     5     [Clause     40],     leave out 'subsection (3)(b)' and insert 'subsections (3)(b) and (3A)(c)'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

66

Page     42,     line     41,     leave out Clause 41.


   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

69

Page     43,     line     38     [Clause     42],     after second 'or', insert 'section (police powers for local authority employees).'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

68

Page     43,     line     38     [Clause     42],     leave out 'his accreditation under section 41'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

70

Page     43,     line     39     [Clause     42],     leave out from 'or accreditation'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

72

Page     43,     line     42     [Clause     42],     after second 'or', insert 'section (police powers for local authority employees).'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

71

Page     43,     line     42     [Clause     42],     leave out 'his accreditation under section 41'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

73

Page     43,     line     45     [Clause     42],     leave out 'or accreditation'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

74

Page     43,     line     46     [Clause     42],     leave out 'or accreditation'.


   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

75

Page     44     [Clause     42],     leave out lines 1 to 4.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

76

Page     44,     line     5     [Clause     42],     leave out 'or accreditation'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

78

Page     44,     line     6     [Clause     42],     after 'or', insert 'section (police powers for local authority employees).'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

77

Page     44,     line     6     [Clause     42],     leave out '41'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

79

Page     44,     line     7     [Clause     42],     leave out 'or accredited person'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

80

Page     44,     line     7     [Clause     42],     leave out 'or accreditation'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Annette Brooke

81

Page     44,     line     15     [Clause     42],     leave out subsection (6).

 
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