Police (Northern Ireland) Bill - continued        House of Lords

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SCHEDULE 7
 
  TRANSITIONAL AND TRANSITORY PROVISIONS
 
Statutory references to the police service and the police service reserve
     1. In relation to any time before the coming into force of section 78(2), any reference in any statutory provision (including this Act)-
 
 
    (a) to the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland shall be construed as a reference to the Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary;
 
    (b) to a person holding any other particular rank, or a rank of any particular description, in the Police Service of Northern Ireland shall be construed as a reference to a person holding that rank, or a rank of that description, in the Royal Ulster Constabulary;
 
    (c) to a police officer serving in the Police Service of Northern Ireland shall be construed as a reference to a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary;
 
    (d) to a police officer serving in the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve shall be construed as a reference to a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve;
 
    (e) to the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve in any other context shall be construed as a reference to the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve;
 
    (f) to the Police Service of Northern Ireland in any other context shall be construed as a reference to the Royal Ulster Constabulary.
 
Recruitment arrangements: references to the Board
     2. At any time before the commencement of section 2, references in sections 43 to 49 to the Board shall be construed as references to the Police Authority for Northern Ireland.
 
 
Section 23
     3. Any body established by arrangements made under section 7(1) of the 1998 Act and in existence immediately before the coming into force of section 23 shall be treated as having been established by arrangements made by the Board under that section.
 
 
Registration of Political Parties Act 1998
     4. In relation to any time before the coming into force of section 21 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, paragraph 7(13) of Schedule 1 shall have effect as if for the definition of "nominating officer" there were substituted-
 
 
  " "nominating officer" means-
 
    (a) in relation to a registered party, the registered nominating officer or a member of the Assembly nominated by him for the purpose;
 
    (b) in relation to any other political party, the person who appears to the Secretary of State to be the leader of the party, or a member of the Assembly nominated by that person for the purpose;
  "registered" means registered under the Registration of Political Parties Act 1998 or the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000;".
 
 
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