Police (Northern Ireland) Bill -
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Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLOOD
 
53     Page 50, line 41, after ("persons") insert (", as far as practicable at least two of whom shall be members of the existing Community Police Liaison Committee in the district,") 
54     Page 50, line 41, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Board shall ensure that, as far as is practicable, in appointing independent members at least one shall be drawn from existing Community Police Liaison Committee members nominated.")
 
  
BY THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE LORD SHUTT OF GREETLAND
 
55     Page 51, line 11, leave out ("have regard to") and insert ("comply with") 
  
BY THE LORD COOKE OF ISLANDREAGH
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
THE LORD ROGAN
 
56*     Page 51, line 26, leave out ("in the case of an independent member,") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
57     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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD COOKE OF ISLANDREAGH
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
THE LORD ROGAN
 
58*     Page 51, line 36, leave out ("an independent") and insert ("a") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
THE LORD LAIRD
 
59     Page 51, line 46, leave out ("an independent") and insert ("a") 
  
BY THE LORD HYLTON
 
60     Page 51, line 46, leave out from ("has") to end of line 48 and insert ("been convicted of a criminal offence in Northern Ireland or elsewhere and those convictions are incompatible with fulfilling his functions as a member of the DPP") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
61     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.")
 
62     Page 52, line 31, leave out ("5") and insert ("7") 
  
Clause 15
 
  
BY THE LORD COOKE OF ISLANDREAGH
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
THE LORD ROGAN
 
63*     Page 8, line 8, leave out ("section 14(1)") and insert ("any part of Part III of this Act") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
 
64     Page 8, line 9, at end insert--
 
(", or has failed adequately to discharge any of the functions ascribed to the district policing partnership,")
 
  
Clause 16
 
  
BY THE LORD COOKE OF ISLANDREAGH
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
THE LORD ROGAN
 
65*     Page 8, line 32, at end insert--
    ("(  )  to formulate a strategy for the reduction of crime and disorder in the area;")
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
66     Page 8, line 43, leave out ("co-operation of the public with the police") and insert ("mutual co-operation of the police and the public") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
THE LORD LAIRD
 
67     Page 9, line 3, leave out paragraph (e) 
  
BY THE LORD COOKE OF ISLANDREAGH
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
THE LORD ROGAN
 
68*     Page 9, line 4, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Without prejudice to any other obligation imposed on it, it shall be the duty of each district policing partnership to exercise its various functions with due regard to the likely effect of the exercise of those functions on, and the need to do all that it reasonably can, to prevent crime and disorder in its area.")
 
69*     Page 9, line 5, leave out ("have regard to") and insert ("comply with") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
70     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.")
 
71     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 17
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
72     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
 
73     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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
74     Page 9, line 18, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
Clause 18
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
75     Page 9, line 20, after first ("Board,") insert ("or if it considers it appropriate to do so,") 
76     Page 9, line 20, leave out ("such") 
77     Page 9, line 21, leave out ("as may be specified in the requirement") 
  
BY THE LORD COOKE OF ISLANDREAGH
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
THE LORD ROGAN
 
78*     Page 9, line 29, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  If a district policing partnership fails to meet any of its obligations under this section, the Board shall make such order as it deems necessary to ensure that it complies with its duties in this regard.")
 
  
Clause 19
 
  
BY THE LORD COOKE OF ISLANDREAGH
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
THE LORD ROGAN
 
79*     Page 9, line 30, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE LORD SHUTT OF GREETLAND
 
80     Page 9, line 30, leave out (", with the consent of the Secretary of State,") 
  
BY THE LORD COOKE OF ISLANDREAGH
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
THE LORD ROGAN
 
81*     Page 9, line 31, after ("and") insert ("may") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
82     Page 9, line 34, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the Secretary of State;")
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE LORD SHUTT OF GREETLAND
 
83     Page 9, line 36, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the district policing partnership;
    (  )  the Police Ombudsman;
    (  )  the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission; and
    (  )  the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland")
 
84     Page 10, line 15, at end insert--
    ("(i)  the arrangements for consulting statutory authorities, non-governmental organisations and community groups concerned with safety issues, policing and other matters relating to the public welfare")
 
  
BY THE LORD COOKE OF ISLANDREAGH
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
THE LORD ROGAN
 
85*     Page 10, line 15, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Nothing in this section shall require a district commander or his nominee to answer any question or disclose any information which conflicts with the general duty of police officers under section 32 of this Act.")
 
  
Clause 20
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
86     Page 10, line 20, leave out (", other than Belfast,") 
87     Page 10, line 21, leave out subsection (2) 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
88     Page 10, line 22, after ("Constable") insert ("after consultation with the Board") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
89     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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
90     Page 10, line 25, leave out from ("a") to end of line 26 and insert ("police officer of the required rank") 
91     Page 10, line 33, leave out subsection (5) 
92     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
 
93     Page 10, line 39, leave out ("Board") and insert ("district policing partnership") 
94     Page 10, line 40, after ("that") insert ("police") 
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
 
95*     Page 11, line 15, after ("district") insert ("and any other bodies established pursuant to section 23(2)") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
THE LORD LAIRD
 
96     Page 11, line 15, at end insert ("and any other bodies established pursuant to section 23(2)") 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
97     Page 11, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  When publishing the local policing plan, the district commander shall state what representations he has received from the district policing partnership and the extent to which they have been taken into account in the local plan.")
 
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
 
98     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 24
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
THE LORD LAIRD
 
99     Page 12, line 2, leave out paragraph (c) 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
100     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
THE LORD LAIRD
 
101     Page 12, line 13, leave out (", the Ombudsman") 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
102     Page 12, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  The Board may specify factors ("performance targets") by reference to which the performance of the Police Service can be measured.")
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
103     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
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
 
104     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.")
 
 
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