Greater London Authority Bill - continued        House of Lords
SCHEDULE 22, FURTHER AMENDMENTS RELATING TO METROPOLITAN POLICE ETC - continued

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The Aviation Security Act 1982
      43. - (1) The Aviation Security Act 1982 shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) In section 31 (interpretation etc) in subsection (1), in the definition of "members of the metropolitan civil staffs" for "commissioner of police of the metropolis or the receiver for the metropolitan police district" there shall be substituted "Metropolitan Police Authority".
 
 
The Insurance Companies Act 1982
      44. The Insurance Companies Act 1982 shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) In Part I of Schedule 2 (classes of general business), in entry number 1, in the third column, the words "or section 2 of the Police (Insurance of Voluntary Assistants) Act 1997" shall cease to have effect.
 
 
The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
      45. In section 97 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (supplementary provisions as to traffic wardens) in subsection (4) (wardens in the metropolitan police district)-
 
 
    (a) paragraph (a) shall cease to have effect;
 
    (b) in paragraph (b), for "Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "Metropolitan Police Authority"; and
 
    (c) in paragraph (c), for "receiver for the metropolitan police district" there shall be substituted "Metropolitan Police Authority".
 
The County Courts Act 1984
      46. In section 60 of the County Courts Act 1984 (right of audience for officer of local authority in proceedings brought by authority) in subsection (3), in the definition of "local authority", after "section 3 of the Police Act 1996," there shall be inserted "the Metropolitan Police Authority,".
 
 
The Rates Act 1984
      47. In section 1 of the Rates Act 1984 (power to prescribe maximum rates and precepts) in subsection (4)(a), the words "or by the Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District" shall cease to have effect.
 
 
The Housing Act 1985
      48. In section 4 of the Housing Act 1985 (interpretation) in paragraph (e) (definition of "local authority"), after "section 3 of the Police Act 1996," there shall be inserted "the Metropolitan Police Authority,".
 
 
The Housing Associations Act 1985
      49. In section 106 of the Housing Associations Act 1985 (minor definitions) in subsection (1), in the definition of "local authority", after "section 3 of the Police Act 1996" there shall be inserted ", the Metropolitan Police Authority".
 
 
The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985
      50. In section 38 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (minor definitions) in the definition of "local authority", after "section 3 of the Police Act 1996," there shall be inserted "the Metropolitan Police Authority,".
 
 
The Local Government Act 1986
 
Publicity etc
      51. In section 6 of the Local Government Act 1986 (interpretation of provisions relating to publicity and promotion of homosexuality) in subsection (2)(a), after "section 3 of the Police Act 1996," there shall be inserted-
 
 
 
    " the Metropolitan Police Authority,".
 
Transfer of local authority mortgages
      52. In section 9 of the Local Government Act 1986 (interpretation of provisions relating to the transfer of mortgages) in subsection (1)(a), after "section 3 of the Police Act 1996," there shall be inserted-
 
 
 
    " the Metropolitan Police Authority,".
 
The Local Government Act 1988
 
Competition
      53. In section 1 of the Local Government Act 1988 (defined authorities for provisions on competition) in subsection (1), after paragraph (e) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(eza) the Metropolitan Police Authority,".
 
Public supply or works contracts
      54. In Schedule 2 to the Local Government Act 1988 (which specifies the public authorities to which section 17 of that Act applies) after the entry relating to police authorities established under section 3 of the Police Act 1996 there shall be inserted-
 
 
 " The Metropolitan Police Authority."
 
 
The Local Government Finance Act 1988
      55. In section 126 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (variation of multipliers in supplementary reports) subsection (5) (which relates to the Receiver) shall cease to have effect.
 
 
The Housing Act 1988
      56. In Schedule 1 to the Housing Act 1988 (tenancies which cannot be assured tenancies) in paragraph 12 (local authority tenancies, etc.) in sub-paragraph (2)(g), after "section 3 of the Police Act 1996," there shall be inserted "the Metropolitan Police Authority,".
 
 
The Road Traffic Act 1988
 
Police driving instructors
      57. In section 124 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (exemption of police instructors from prohibition imposed by section 123 of that Act) subsection (3) (modifications of subsection (2) in its application in relation to the metropolitan police force) shall cease to have effect.
 
 
Exceptions from requirement of third party insurance or security
      58. In section 144 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (exceptions from requirement of third party insurance or security) in subsection (2)(b) (exception for vehicles owned by police authority etc)-
 
 
    (a) the words "or the Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District", and
 
    (b) the words "or employed by the Receiver",
  shall cease to have effect.
 
 
The Local Government and Housing Act 1989
 
Members, officers, staff, committees etc
      59. In section 21(1) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (which defines local authority for the purposes of Part I in relation to England and Wales) in paragraph (g), after "Police Act 1996" there shall be inserted ", the Metropolitan Police Authority".
 
 
The Town and Country Planning Act 1990
 
Orders relating to highways
      60. In section 252 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (procedure for making of orders relating to highways) in subsection (12), in the definition of "local authority", after "section 3 of the Police Act 1996," there shall be inserted "the Metropolitan Police Authority,".
 
 
General interpretation of "local authority"
      61. In section 336(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (general interpretation) in paragraph (a) of the definition of "local authority" the words "(except the Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District)" shall cease to have effect.
 
 
The War Crimes Act 1991
      62. In section 2 of the War Crimes Act 1991 (expenses) in subsection (2)(a) (expenditure by Receiver on investigations by metropolitan police) for "Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District" there shall be substituted "Metropolitan Police Authority".
 
 
The Value Added Tax Act 1994
      63. In section 33 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 (refunds of VAT in certain cases) in subsection (3) (which specifies the bodies to which the section applies) in paragraph (f), the words "and the Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District" shall cease to have effect.
 
 
The Police Act 1996
 
Police areas
      64. In section 1 of the Police Act 1996 (police areas) in subsection (3) (references to local government areas) the words "but excluding any part of it within the metropolitan police district" shall cease to have effect.
 
 
Local policing objectives
      65. In section 7 of the Police Act 1996 (annual determination of objectives for the policing of an authority's area) after subsection (3) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(4) This section shall apply in relation to the Metropolitan Police Authority as it applies to a police authority established under section 3, but taking the reference to the chief constable for the area as a reference to the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis."
 
 
Local policing plans
      66. In section 8 of the Police Act 1996 (annual issue of proposed arrangements for the policing of an authority's area) after subsection (5) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(6) This section shall apply in relation to the Metropolitan Police Authority as it applies to a police authority established under section 3, but taking the references to the chief constable for the area as references to the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis."
 
 
Annual report
      67. In section 9 of the Police Act 1996 (annual reports relating to the policing of an authority's area) after subsection (3) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(4) This section shall apply in relation to the Metropolitan Police Authority as it applies to a police authority established under section 3."
 
 
Police fund
      68. In section 14 of the Police Act 1996 (requirement that each police authority keep a police fund) after subsection (3) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(4) This section shall apply in relation to the Metropolitan Police Authority as it applies in relation to a police authority established under section 3."
 
 
Civilian employees
      69. - (1) Section 15 of the Police Act 1996 (employment of civilian employees by police authorities established under section 3) shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) In subsection (2) (persons so employed to be under control of chief constable) for "chief constable" there shall be substituted "chief officer of police".
 
      (3) In subsection (3) (disapplication of subsection (2) in case of agreement between chief constable and authority etc) for "chief constable" there shall be substituted "chief officer".
 
      (4) After subsection (4) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(5) This section shall apply in relation to the Metropolitan Police Authority as it applies in relation to a police authority established under section 3."
 
 
Appointment of clerk
      70. - (1) Section 16 of the Police Act 1996 (appointment of clerk by each police authority) shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) At the beginning there shall be inserted "(1)".
 
      (3) After the subsection (1) so formed, there shall be inserted the following subsection-
 
 
    "(2) The Metropolitan Police Authority shall appoint a person to be the clerk to the Metropolitan Police Authority."
 
 
Appointment of persons not employed by police authorities
      71. - (1) Section 17 of the Police Act 1996 (appointment of persons not employed by police authorities) shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) At the beginning there shall be inserted "(1)".
 
      (3) After the subsection (1) so formed, there shall be inserted the following subsection-
 
 
    "(2) This section shall apply to the Metropolitan Police Authority as it applies to a police authority established under section 3."
 
 
Supply of goods and services
      72. In section 18 of the Police Act 1996 (application of certain provisions of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 to police authorities established under section 3) after "section 3" there shall be inserted "and to the Metropolitan Police Authority".
 
 
Questions to the Metropolitan Police Authority
      73. In subsection (1) of section 20 of the Police Act 1996 (questioning of members of police authorities at council meetings) after "police authority" there shall be inserted "established under section 3" and after that section there shall be inserted-
 
 
"Questions on metropolitan police matters at London Assembly meetings.     20A. - (1) The London Assembly shall make arrangements (whether by standing orders or otherwise) for enabling questions on the discharge of the functions of the Metropolitan Police Authority to be put by members of the Assembly at a meeting of the Assembly for answer by a person nominated by the Metropolitan Police Authority for that purpose.
 
    (2) On being given reasonable notice by the London Assembly of a meeting of the Assembly at which questions on the discharge of the Metropolitan Police Authority's functions are to be put, the Metropolitan Police Authority shall nominate one or more of its members to attend the meeting to answer those questions."
 
 
Report by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
      74. - (1) Section 22 of the Police Act 1996 (reports by chief constables etc to police authorities) shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) In subsection (1), for "chief constable" there shall be substituted "chief officer of police of a police force".
 
      (3) In subsection (2), for "chief constable" there shall be substituted "chief officer".
 
      (4) In subsection (3), for "chief constable" there shall be substituted "chief officer of police".
 
      (5) In subsections (5) and (6), for "chief constable" there shall be substituted "chief officer".
 
      (6) Subsection (7) (which applies the section to the City of London police force and which becomes unnecessary in consequence of the amendments made by the preceding provisions of this paragraph) shall be omitted.
 
 
Special police services
      75. In section 25 of the Police Act 1996 (provision of special police services, subject to payment to police authorities) subsection (2) (which modifies the section in its application to the metropolitan police force) shall cease to have effect.
 
 
Advice and assistance to international organisations
      76. In section 26 of the Police Act 1996 (provision by police authorities of advice and assistance to international organisations) subsection (7) (which modifies the section in its application to the metropolitan police force) shall cease to have effect.
 
 
Police cadets
      77. In section 28 of the Police Act 1996 (appointment of police cadets) subsection (4) (which modifies the section in its application to the metropolitan police force) shall cease to have effect.
 
 
Attestation of constable
      78. In section 29 of the Police Act 1996 (attestation of constables)-
 
 
    (a) paragraph (a) (attestation before Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner in case of member of metropolitan police force etc), and
 
    (b) in paragraph (b) (any other case) the words "in any other case,",
  shall cease to have effect.
 
 
Alteration of police areas
      79. - (1) Section 32 of the Police Act 1996 (power of Secretary of State to make alterations in police areas by order) shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) In subsection (3)(a) (which restricts the power of the Secretary of State to make alterations unless he has received a request from the police authorities whose areas are affected) the words "(other than the metropolitan police district)" shall cease to have effect.
 
      (3) Subsection (5) (which disapplies subsection (4) to the extent that it prevents the Secretary of State making an order maintaining the boundary of the metropolitan police district as it existed immediately before 1st April 1995) shall cease to have effect.
 
 
Objections to proposed alterations in police areas
      80. Section 33 of the Police Act 1996 (objections to alterations in police areas proposed by the Secretary of State) shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) In subsection (1)(a) the words "(other than the metropolitan police district)" shall cease to have effect.
 
      (3) In subsection (1), after paragraph (b) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(bb) the Greater London Authority, if he proposes to alter the metropolitan police district,".
 
Objectives for police authorities
      81. - (1) Section 37 of the Police Act 1996 (setting of objectives for police authorities) shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) In subsection (1) (determination of objectives for all police authorities established under section 3) for "established under section 3" there shall be substituted "to which this section applies".
 
      (3) After subsection (1), there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(1A) The police authorities to which this section applies are those established under section 3 and the Metropolitan Police Authority."
 
      (4) In subsection (2) (consultation)-
 
 
    (a) in paragraph (a), for "established under section 3" there shall be substituted "to which this section applies"; and
 
    (b) in paragraph (b), for "chief constables" there shall be substituted "chief officers of police".
 
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