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Police (Northern Ireland) Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 1, line 11, after ("the") insert (""Royal Ulster Constabulary--") 
     Page 1, line 16, after ("purposes") insert (""Royal Ulster Constabulary--") 
     Leave out Clause 1 and insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The police force shall continue to consist of the--
    (a)  the Royal Ulster Constabulary; and
    (b)  the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve.
    (2)  The police force, traffic wardens and the police service staff of the Policing Board shall form a single service which shall be known as the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
 
    (3)  For all working and operational purposes the police force shall be known as the Royal Ulster Constabulary--Police Service of Northern Ireland.")
Name of the police force in Northern Ireland.
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 38, line 7, leave out sub-paragraph (1) 
     Page 42, line 25, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State shall remove a person from office as an independent or political member of the Board if satisfied that--")
 
     Page 42, line 29, at end insert--
    ("(e)  the political party of which he is a member is linked to an organisation that has failed to satisfy any of the four factors set out in section 3(9)(a), (b), (c) and (d) of the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998;
    (f)  any organisation to which he or the political party of which he is a member is linked has failed to begin the decommissioning of arms and explosives in a manner verified by the Commission referred to in section 7 of the Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997")
 
     Page 42, line 45, at end insert--
    ("(d)  he has at any time been convicted of a scheduled offence under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1973, the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978, the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1991, the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996 or Part VII of the Terrorism Act 2000;
    (e)  he has at any time been convicted in Northern Ireland or elsewhere of any offence and has had passed on him a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not);
    (f)  the political party of which he is a member is linked to any organisation which has failed to begin the decommissioning of arms and explosives in a manner verified by the Commission referred to in section 7 of the Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997;
    (g)  he is not committed to non-violence and exclusively peaceful and democratic means;
    (h)  the political party of which he is a member is linked to an organisation that has failed to satisfy any of the four factors set out in section 3(9)(a), (b), (c) and (d) of the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998")
 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 51, line 35, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Board, or the council with the approval of the Board, shall remove a person from office as a political or independent member of a DPP if satisfied that--
    (a)  he is not committed to non-violence and exclusively peaceful and democratic means;
    (b)  the political party of which he is a member is linked to an organisation that has failed to begin the decommissioning of arms and explosives in a manner verified by the Commission referred to in section 7 of the Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997;
    (c)  the political party of which he is a member is linked to an organisation that has failed to satisfy any of the four factors set out in section 3(9)(a), (b), (c) and (d) of the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998;
    (d)  he has at any time been convicted of a scheduled offence under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1973, the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978, the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1991, the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996 or Part VII of the Terrorism Act 2000.")
 
     Page 51, line 46, leave out ("an independent") and insert ("a") 
     Page 51, line 48, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A person is disqualified from being a political or independent member of a DPP if--
    (a)  if he has at any time been convicted of a scheduled offence under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1973, the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978, the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1991, the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996 or Part VII of the Terrorism Act 2000;
    (b)  the political party of which he is a member is linked to an organisation that has failed to begin the decommissioning of arms and explosives in a manner verified by the Commission referred to in section 7 of the Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997;
    (c)  the political party of which he is a member is linked to an organisation that has failed to satisfy any of the four factors set out in section 3(9)(a), (b), (c) and (d) of the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998;
    (d)  he is not committed to non-violence and exclusively peaceful and democratic means.")
 
  
Clause 16
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 9, line 3, leave out paragraph (e) 
     Page 9, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Notwithstanding any of the functions set out in subsection (1) above, the district commander will not be accountable to the district policing partnership on any matter concerning the policing of the district.")
 
     Page 9, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The district policing partnership shall not have any powers to raise money for the purpose of buying in any additional policing services within the district.")
 
  
Clause 19
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 9, line 34, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the Secretary of State;")
 
  
Clause 20
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 10, line 20, leave out (", other than Belfast,") 
     Page 10, line 21, leave out subsection (2) 
     Page 10, line 23, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State may make regulations altering the number of police districts in the event of changes to the number of district councils.")
 
  
Clause 24
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 12, line 2, leave out paragraph (c) 
     Page 12, line 3, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Objectives shall be determined under this section by reference to a period (not being less than 3 years nor more than 5 years) specified therein.")
 
  
Clause 25
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 12, line 13, leave out (", the Ombudsman") 
  
Clause 50
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 26, line 43, leave out paragraph (c) 
  
Clause 52
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Leave out Clause 52 and insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the emblem of the police force shall be the emblem which is in use by the Royal Ulster Constabulary at the time this Act is passed.
 
    (2)  The Secretary of State may make regulations--
    (a)  varying the name of the force as used in the emblem to any new name for the force adopted under this Act,
    (b)  regulating the use of that or any other emblem--
          (i)  on equipment or property used for the purposes of the police force; or
          (ii)  otherwise in connection with the police force.
    (3)  The flag of the police force shall include the emblem in use by the Royal Ulster Constabulary at the time this Act is passed (as amended by the Secretary of State in subsection (2)(a) above).
 
    (4)  The Secretary of State may make regulations regulating the flying or carrying of that or any other flag--
    (a)  on land or buildings used for the purposes of the police force; or
    (b)  otherwise in connection with the police force.
    (5)  Before making any regulations under this section the Secretary of State shall consult--
    (a)  the Chief Constable,
    (b)  the Board,
    (c)  the Police Association.")
 
  Emblem and flag of the police force.
 
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