Police (Northern Ireland) Bill -
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Schedule 4
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
226     Page 54, line 8, at end insert ("; or
    ("(  )  become unfit or unable to discharge his functions.")
 
  
BY THE LORD DESAI
 
227     Page 54, line 15, leave out paragraph 2 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
228     Page 54, line 20, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  The terms of reference shall set forth the powers of the Commission to prescribe time limits for effecting such changes.")
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
229     Page 54, line 40, leave out ("Police Reform Commissioner for Northern Ireland") and insert ("Commissioner appointed under section 64 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000") 
  
Clause 66
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
230     Page 34, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In carrying out those functions, the Secretary of State shall have regard to the principle that the policing of Northern Ireland is to be conducted in an impartial manner.")
 
  
Clause 67
 
  
BY THE LORD COOK OF ISLANDREAGH
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
THE LORD ROGAN
 
231     Page 34, line 21, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The foundation shall--
    (a)  make provision to support the development of the RUC Widows' Association and the RUC Benevolent Fund;
    (b)  make provisions for injured police officers, retired officers and their families.")
 
  
After Clause 69
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
232     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Board shall make, and keep under review, arrangements for designated places of detention to be visited by persons appointed under the arrangements ("lay visitors").
 
    (2)  The arrangements shall require a report on each visit to be made to the Board and the Chief Constable by the lay visitor concerned.
 
    (3)  The report shall deal with--
    (a)  the conditions under which persons are held in the designated place of detention concerned and with their welfare and treatment;
    (b)  the adequacy of facilities at that place of detention;
    (c)  such other matters as may be specified in an order made by the Secretary of State.
    (4)  The arrangements may confer on lay visitors such powers as the Board considers necessary to enable the report required as a result of subsection (2) to be made and may, in particular, confer on them a power to--
    (a)  require access to given to each designated place of detention;
    (b)  examine records relating to the holding of persons there;
    (c)  interview persons who are being held there;
    (d)  inspect the facilities there including, in particular, washing and toilet facilities and the facilities for the provision of food.
    (5)  A power conferred as a result of subsection (4)(b) or (c) may be exercised only with the consent of the person concerned.
 
    (6)  Any power conferred by the arrangements may be subject to such limitations as may be specified in the arrangements.
 
    (7)  The arrangements shall provide that a person may not be appointed as a lay visitor if--
    (a)  he is a member of the Board; or
    (b)  he is, or has been, a police officer.
    (8)  The Board may issue, and from time to time revise, guidance to lay visitors about the discharge of their functions under this section.
 
    (9)  Designated place of detention" means a police station for the time being designated under Article 36 of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, except so much of the station as is for the time being designated for the purposes of paragraph 1 of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000.
 
    (10)  The Secretary of State may by order specify as designated places of detention for the purposes of this section--
    (a)  a part of any police station if that part is for the time being designated for the purposes of paragraph 1 of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000.
    (b)  any other place which is designated under any enactment as a place in which persons may be detained.")
Places of detention: lay visitors.
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
233     Page 58, line 43, leave out ("member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland") and insert ("police officer") 
  
Clause 72
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
234     Page 35, line 29, at end insert-- 
 ("(3A)  A draft of a statutory rule to be made under section 46(3) or 52 shall be laid before Parliament in like manner as a draft of a statutory instrument and section 6 of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946 shall apply accordingly.") 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
[As an amendment to amendment 234]
 
234A*     Line 2, after ("46(3)") insert (", 49(2)") 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
235     Page 35, line 30, after ("one") insert ("made under a provision mentioned in subsection (3A) or") 
  
Clause 73
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
236     Page 36, line 37, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Subsections (2) to (4) of section 39 of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 apply for the purpose of calculating a period of time laid down by or under this Act.")
 
  
Schedule 6
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
237     Page 62, line 46, leave out ("entries") and insert ("entry") 
238     Page 62, line 47, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  In that Part of that Schedule, at the appropriate place in alphabetical order insert the following entry--")
 
239     Page 66, line 7, leave out ("Force") 
240     Page 66, line 17, leave out ("and (4)") 
  
Schedule 7
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
241     Page 67, line 34, leave out sub-paragraph (a) 
242     Page 67, line 36, leave out ("police service") and insert ("Police Service of Northern Ireland") 
243     Page 67, line 39, leave out ("police service") and insert ("Police Service of Northern Ireland") 
244     Page 67, line 42, leave out ("member of the police service") and insert ("police officer serving in the Police Service of Northern Ireland") 
245     Page 67, line 44, leave out ("member of the police service reserve") and insert ("police officer serving in the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve") 
246     Page 68, line 1, leave out ("police service reserve") and insert ("Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve in any other context") 
247     Page 68, line 3, leave out ("police service") and insert ("Police Service of Northern Ireland") 
248     Page 68, line 4, at end insert-- 
 ("Recruitment arrangements: references to the Board 
     .  At any time before the commencement of section 2, references in sections 43 to 47 to the Board shall be construed as references to the Police Authority for Northern Ireland.") 
  
Clause 75
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
249     Page 37, line 23, at end insert--
    ("(  )  sections 64 and 65;")
 
250     Page 37, line 24, at end insert--
    ("(  )  Schedule 4;
    (  )  paragraphs 3(4) and 4(3) of Schedule 6 and section 75(1) so far as relating thereto;")
 
 
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