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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.

  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
     Page 38, line 11, at end insert (; and, for the purposes of that section, the Board shall be treated as if it were established by an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.") 
     Page 41, line 27, leave out ("specified") and insert ("prescribed") 
     Page 42, line 23, leave out paragraph (a) and insert--
    ("(  )  in the case of an independent member, he failed, before his appointment, to make to the Secretary of State full disclosure of a conviction of his for a criminal offence in Northern Ireland or elsewhere;
    (  )  he has been convicted of a criminal offence in Northern Ireland or elsewhere committed after the date of his appointment;")
 
  
BY THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
 
     Page 45, line 19, leave out sub-paragraphs (1) to (4) 
     Page 45, line 33, leave out ("take any of the steps mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a)") and insert ("cause an inquiry to be held") 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
     Page 2, line 35, after ("police") insert ("and of district policing partnerships") 
     Page 2, line 36, after ("effectiveness") insert ("of district policing partnerships in performing their functions and, in particular,") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 2, line 41, after ("obtaining") insert ("the views of the public about matters concerning policing and") 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
     Page 3, line 16, leave out ("numbers and") 
     Page 3, line 21, leave out ("namely") 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
     Page 4, line 43, leave out ("in the same manner") 
  
Clause 8
 
  
BY THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
 
     Page 5, line 20, leave out ("outside the United Kingdom") 
     Page 5, line 24, after ("officer") insert ("or a member of the police support staff") 
  
Clause 9
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
     Page 6, line 7, leave out from ("amount") to ("under") and insert ("owing of money borrowed") 
     Page 6, line 12, leave out ("prior") 
  
Clause 12
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
 
     Leave out Clause 12 and insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("12.--(1)  The Board shall--
    (a)  keep proper accounts and proper records in relation to the accounts; and
    (b)  prepare a statement of accounts in respect of each financial year.
    (2)  The Board may delegate to the Chief Constable, or any other body approved by the Secretary of State, responsibility for the functions under subsection (1).
 
    (3)  The statement of accounts shall contain such information and shall be in such form as the Secretary of State shall determine.
 
    (4)  The Chief Constable, or any other body to whom power is delegated under subsection (2), shall submit the statement of accounts to the Board within such period after the end of the financial year to which they relate as the Board may determine.
 
    (5)  The Board shall send copies of the statement of accounts to the Secretary of State and the Comptroller and Auditor General within such period as the Secretary of State may determine.
 
    (6)  The Comptroller and Auditor General shall--
    (a)  examine, certify and report on each statement of accounts received by him under this section; and
    (b)  lay copies of the statement of accounts and of his report before each House of Parliament.
    (7)  The Board shall be responsible for carrying out audits of all aspects of police activity, and in exercising this function the Board may investigate any aspect of police policies, procedures and practices as it deems necessary and will have access to any information which it requires including that which relates to expenditure of the police grant.")
Accounts and audit.
  
Clause 14
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
     Page 8, line 1, leave out ("and Schedule 3") 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE LORD SHUTT OF GREETLAND
 
     Page 51, line 11, leave out ("have regard to") and insert ("comply with") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 52, line 31, leave out ("5") and insert ("7") 
  
Clause 15
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
 
     Page 8, line 9, at end insert--
 
(", or has failed to adequately discharge any of the functions ascribed to the district policing partnership,")
 
  
Clause 17
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
     Page 9, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  When a district policing partnership submits its report under subsection (1), it shall at the same time send a copy of the report to the Board.")
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 9, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A district policing partnership shall, at the same time as it submits its report to the district council, submit the same report to the Board.")
 
     Page 9, line 18, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
     Page 9, line 18, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
Clause 20
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
     Page 10, line 25, leave out from ("a") to end of line 26 and insert ("police officer of the required rank") 
     Page 10, line 33, leave out subsection (5) 
     Page 10, line 34, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Required rank" means a rank not less than that of chief inspector.")
 
  
Clause 21
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
     Page 10, line 39, leave out ("Board") and insert ("district policing partnership") 
     Page 10, line 40, after ("that") insert ("police") 
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 11, line 15, at end insert ("and any other bodies established pursuant to section 23(2)") 
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
 
     Page 11, line 20, leave out subsection (1) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  A district policing partnership shall, in accordance with the code of practice issued by the Board, make arrangements for facilitating consultation on local policing arrangements.")
 
  
Clause 25
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 12, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Board shall establish levels of performance (performance targets and indicators) to be aimed at seeking to achieve--
    (a)  any objectives established by the Secretary of State under section 24;
    (b)  the objectives determined by the Board for the financial year under this section.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
 
     Page 12, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Board may specify factors ("performance targets and indicators") to be aimed at in seeking to achieve--
    (a)  any objectives established by the Secretary of State under section 24; and
    (b)  the objectives determined by the Board for a financial year under this section.")
 
  
Clause 26
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
 
     Page 12, line 22, leave out subsection (2) and insert--
 
    ("(2)  The annual policing plan shall include a statement of the Board's priorities for the year, of the financial resources expected to be available to the Board and of the proposed allocation of those resources by the Board, and shall give particulars of--
    (a)  any objectives determined by the Secretary of State under section 24;
    (b)  any objectives determined by the Board under section 25; and
    (c)  any performance targets established by the Board under section 25.")
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 12, line 22, leave out subsection (2) and insert--
 
    ("(2)  The annual policing plan shall include a statement of the Board's priorities for the year, of the financial resources expected to be available to the Board and of the proposed allocation of those resources by the Board, and shall give particulars of--
    (a)  any objectives determined by the Secretary of State under section 24;
    (b)  any objectives determined by the Board under section 25;
    (c)  any performance targets established by the Board under that section.")
 
  
Clause 27
 
  
BY THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE LORD SHUTT OF GREETLAND
 
     Page 13, line 4, at end insert--
    ("(c)  the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission; and
    (d)  the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland")
 
  
Clause 28
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
 
     Page 13, line 11, after ("functions") insert ("and the functions of the police service") 
     Page 13, line 41, leave out subsection (5) 
  
Clause 29
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
 
     Page 14, line 38, leave out subsection (8) 
  
Clause 30
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
 
     Page 14, line 42, leave out ("or the Chief Constable's") 
     Page 15, line 2, leave out ("or the Chief Constable's") 
     Page 15, line 17, leave out ("or the Chief Constable") 
     Page 15, line 30, leave out ("or the Chief Constable's") 
  
Clause 31
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
 
     Page 15, line 42, leave out ("or the Chief Constable") 
     Page 16, line 2, leave out ("or the Chief Constable") 
     Page 16, line 9, leave out ("or the Chief Constable") 
  
Clause 32
 
  
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE LORD SHUTT OF GREETLAND
 
     Page 16, line 40, leave out ("have regard to") and insert ("comply with") 
  
Clause 44
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
     Page 21, line 27, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In making regulations under this section, the Secretary of State shall have regard, in particular, to the need to secure that information is not disclosed contrary to the public interest.")
 
 
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