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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 on Report in the House of Lords.

 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
 
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 GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
2*     Page 1, line 11, after ("the"") insert ("Royal Ulster Constabulary--") 
  
BY THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
 
3*     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 GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
4*     Page 1, line 16, after ("The") insert ("Royal Ulster Constabulary--") 
5*     Leave out Clause 1 and insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The police force shall continue to consist of--
    (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 and the Royal Ulster Constabulary--Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve.")
Name of the police force in Northern Ireland.
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD ARCHER OF SANDWELL
 
6     Page 2, line 15, at end insert (", the United Nations Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials, the United Nations Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms and the Council of Europe Declaration on the Police") 
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
 
7*     Page 4, line 18, after ("may") insert (", for the purpose of its functions,") 
8*     Page 4, line 25, after ("section") insert (", in so far as they relate to police purposes,") 
9*     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 LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
 
10*     Page 4, line 34, leave out ("for police purposes") 
11*     Page 4, line 37, after ("compulsorily") insert ("for police purposes") 
  
Clause 12
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
 
12*     Leave out Clause 12 and insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Policing 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 another 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 a form as the Secretary of State may 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 further 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.")
Accounts and audit.
  
Clause 15
 
  
BY THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
 
13*     Page 8, line 8, leave out ("section 14(1)") and insert ("any part of Part III of this Act") 
  
Clause 16
 
  
BY THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
 
14*     Page 8, line 32, at end insert--
    ("(  )  to formulate a strategy for the reduction of crime and disorder in the area;")
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
THE LORD ROGAN
 
15*     Page 9, line 3, leave out paragraph (e) 
  
BY THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
 
16*     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.")
 
17*     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
 
18*     Page 9, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Notwithstanding any of the functions set out in subsection (1) above, the district commander shall not be accountable to the district policing partnership on any matter concerning the policing of the district.")
 
19*     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 18
 
  
BY THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
 
20*     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 FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
21*     Page 9, line 32, leave out ("may, with the consent of the Secretary of State,") and insert ("shall") 
  
THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
 
22*     Page 9, line 32, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
  
THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
23*     Page 9, line 33, after ("and") insert ("may") 
24*     Page 9, line 34, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Board shall obtain the agreement of the Secretary of State before issuing a code of practice, or revised code of practice, under this section.")
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
25*     Page 9, line 36, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the Secretary of State;")
 
  
BY THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
 
26*     Page 10, line 17, 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 ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
 
27*     Page 10, line 22, leave out (", other than Belfast,") 
28*     Page 10, line 23, leave out subsection (2) 
  
Clause 21
 
  
BY THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
 
29*     Leave out Clause 21 
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD MOLYNEAUX OF KILLEAD
 
30*     Page 11, line 15, at end insert ("and shall consult any other bodies established pursuant to section 23(2)") 
  
Clause 24
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
THE LORD ROGAN
 
31*     Page 12, line 2, leave out paragraph (c) 
  
Clause 25
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
THE LORD ROGAN
 
32*     Page 12, line 13, leave out (", The Ombudsman") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
 
33*     Page 12, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Board shall establish levels of performance (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
THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
 
34*     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.")
 
  
Clause 28
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
 
35*     Page 13, line 20, after ("functions") insert ("and those of the Chief Constable") 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
36*     Page 13, line 21, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Board shall, in making arrangements which relate to the functions of the Chief Constable, act together with him.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
 
37*     Page 13, line 21, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Board shall, in making arrangements which relate to the functions of Chief Constable, have regard to his views.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND
THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE LORD ROGAN
THE LORD LAIRD
THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
38*     Page 13, line 22, leave out subsection (3) 
  
Clause 29
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
39*     Page 14, line 18, leave out (", so far as relating to the functions of the Chief Constable,") 
40*     Page 14, line 30, leave out ("Board") and insert ("Comptroller and Auditor General") 
41*     Page 14, line 32, leave out ("(10)") and insert ("(11)") 
  
Clause 31
 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
42*     Page 16, line 7, leave out (", so far as relating to the functions of the Chief Constable") 
 
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