Greater London Authority Bill - continued        House of Lords
PART VI, THE METROPOLITAN POLICE - continued
Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners - continued

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Removal of Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner.     251. After section 9D of the Police Act 1996 there shall be inserted-
 
 
"Removal of Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner.     9E. - (1) The Metropolitan Police Authority, acting with the approval of the Secretary of State, may call upon the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis to retire in the interests of efficiency or effectiveness.
 
    (2) Before seeking the approval of the Secretary of State under subsection (1), the Metropolitan Police Authority shall give the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis an opportunity to make representations and shall consider any representations that he makes.
 
      (3) Where the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis is called upon to retire under subsection (1), he shall retire on such date as the Metropolitan Police Authority may specify or on such earlier date as may be agreed upon between him and the Authority.
 
      (4) This section shall apply in relation to the Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis as it applies to the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.
 
      (5) This section is without prejudice to-
 
 
    (a) section 9B(3),
 
    (b) section 9D(3),
 
    (c) any regulations under section 50, or
 
    (d) any regulations under the Police Pensions Act 1976."
Appointment, removal and functions of Assistant Commissioners.     252. After section 9E of the Police Act 1996 there shall be inserted-
 
 
"Assistant Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis.     9F. - (1) The ranks that may be held in the metropolitan police force shall include that of Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis ("Assistant Commissioner").
 
    (2) Any appointment of an Assistant Commissioner shall be made by the Metropolitan Police Authority, but subject to the approval of the Secretary of State and to regulations under section 50.
 
      (3) Subsections (1) to (3) of section 9E shall apply in relation to an Assistant Commissioner as they apply to the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.
 
      (4) Subsection (3) is without prejudice to-
 
 
    (a) any regulations under section 50, or
 
    (b) any regulations under the Police Pensions Act 1976.
      (5) An Assistant Commissioner may exercise any of the powers and duties of the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis with the consent of the Commissioner.
 
      (6) Subsection (5) is without prejudice to any regulations under section 50."
 
 
Commanders etc
Appointment and removal of Commanders.     253. After section 9F of the Police Act 1996 there shall be inserted-
 
 
"Commanders.     9G. - (1) The ranks that may be held in the metropolitan police force shall include that of Commander.
 
    (2) Any appointment of a Commander in the metropolitan police force shall be made by the Metropolitan Police Authority, but subject to the approval of the Secretary of State and to regulations under section 50.
 
      (3) Subsections (1) to (3) of section 9E shall apply in relation to a Commander in the metropolitan police force as they apply to the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.
 
      (4) Subsection (3) is without prejudice to-
 
 
    (a) any regulations under section 50, or
 
    (b) any regulations under the Police Pensions Act 1976."
Other members of the metropolitan police force.     254. After section 9G of the Police Act 1996 there shall be inserted-
 
 
"Other members of the metropolitan police force.     9H. - (1) In addition to-
 
    (a) Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis,
 
    (b) Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis,
 
    (c) Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, and
 
    (d) Commander,
  the ranks that may be held in the metropolitan police force shall be such as may be prescribed by regulations under section 50.
 
      (2) In the case of the metropolitan police force, the ranks so prescribed shall include those of superintendent, chief inspector, inspector, sergeant and constable.
 
      (3) In the metropolitan police force, appointments and promotions to any rank below that of Commander shall be made in accordance with regulations under section 50 by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis."
 
 
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