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

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

     The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the instruction of 18th October 2000, as follows-- 
 Clauses 1 and 2
Schedules 1 and 2
Clauses 3 to 14
Schedule 3
Clauses 15 to 64
Schedule 4
Clauses 65 to 70
Schedule 5
Clauses 71 to 74
Schedules 6 to 8
Clauses 75 to 77
 
 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD COOKE OF ISLANDREAGH
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
THE LORD ROGAN
 
1*     Page 1, line 8, leave out from ("shall") to end of line 11 and insert ("be styled as "The Royal Ulster Constabulary--Police Service of Northern Ireland"") 
  
BY THE LORD DESAI
 
2*     Page 1, line 9, leave out ("(incorporating") and insert (", which incorporates") 
3*     Page 1, line 10, leave out ("styled") and insert ("known") 
4*     Page 1, line 11, leave out ("operational") and insert ("all") 
5*     Page 1, line 11, after ("purposes") insert ("as") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
6     Page 1, line 11, after ("the") insert (""Royal Ulster Constabulary--") 
  
BY THE LORD DESAI
 
7*     Page 1, line 11, leave out (""the Police Service of Northern Ireland"") and insert ("the Police Service of Northern Ireland") 
  
BY THE LORD COOKE OF ISLANDREAGH
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
THE LORD ROGAN
 
8*     Page 1, line 13, leave out from ("shall") to end of line 16 and insert ("be styled as "The Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve--Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve"") 
  
BY THE LORD DESAI
 
9*     Page 1, line 14, leave out ("(incorporating") and insert (",  which incorporates") 
10*     Page 1, line 15, leave out ("styled") and insert ("known") 
11*     Page 1, line 16, leave out ("operational") and insert ("all") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
12     Page 1, line 16, after ("purposes") insert (""Royal Ulster Constabulary--") 
  
BY THE LORD DESAI
 
13*     Page 1, line 16, after ("purposes") insert ("as") 
14*     Page 1, line 16, leave out (""The Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve"") and insert ("the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
15     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.
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD DESAI
 
16*     Page 2, line 40, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the performance of the police against international human rights standards on policing")
 
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
17     Page 38, line 7, leave out sub-paragraph (1) 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
18     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") 
19     Page 41, line 27, leave out ("specified") and insert ("prescribed") 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
20     Page 41, line 43, at end insert ("including its ethnic and gender constituents") 
  
BY THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
21*     Page 41, line 47, after ("councils;") insert--
    ("(  )  the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland;")
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
22     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 GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
23     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--")
 
24     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")
 
25     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; or
    (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")
 
  
BY THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
 
26     Page 45, line 19, leave out sub-paragraphs (1) to (4) 
27     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") 
  
BY THE LORD DESAI
 
28*     Page 45, line 34, leave out from ("by") to end of line 35 and insert--
    ("(a)  a majority of those present and voting on the proposal, and
    (b)  at least 8 members present and voting on the proposal.")
 
29*     Page 45, line 36, leave out sub-paragraph (6) 
30*     Page 45, line 40, leave out sub-paragraph (7) 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE LORD SHUTT OF GREETLAND
 
31     Page 2, line 7, at end insert ("and compliant with all relevant international human rights standards") 
32     Page 2, line 15, at end insert ("and international human rights standards") 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
33     Page 2, line 35, at end insert ("and of district policing partnerships") 
34     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
 
35     Page 2, line 41, after ("obtaining") insert ("the views of the public about matters concerning policing and") 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE LORD SHUTT OF GREETLAND
 
36     Page 2, line 41, leave out ("co-operation of the public with the police") and insert ("mutual co-operation of the police and the public") 
37     Page 2, line 42, at end insert--
    ("(  )  make arrangements for the inspection of all custody and interrogation accommodation;
    (  )  make arrangements for the ongoing monitoring of police action to control public disorder;
    (  )  monitor the training, education and development strategy of the police service")
 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
38     Page 3, line 16, leave out ("numbers and") 
39     Page 3, line 21, leave out ("namely") 
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
 
40*     Page 4, line 18, after ("may") insert (", for the purpose of its functions,") 
41*     Page 4, line 18, leave out ("for police purposes") 
42*     Page 4, line 25, after ("section") insert (", in so far as they relate to police purposes,") 
43*     Page 4, line 33, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Chief Constable shall not exercise the power conferred by this section to provide buildings for police purposes without the prior approval of the Board.")
 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
 
44*     Page 4, line 34, leave out ("for police purposes") 
45*     Page 4, line 37, after ("compulsorily") insert ("for police purposes") 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
46     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
 
47     Page 5, line 20, leave out ("outside the United Kingdom") 
48     Page 5, line 24, after ("officer") insert ("or a member of the police support staff") 
  
Clause 9
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
49     Page 6, line 7, leave out from ("amount") to ("under") and insert ("owing of money borrowed") 
50     Page 6, line 12, leave out ("prior") 
  
Clause 12
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
 
51     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
 
52     Page 8, line 1, leave out ("and Schedule 3") 
 
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