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Schedule 1 — Powers exercisable by designated police support staff
Part 3 — Escort officers

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  19       (supplementary provisions relating to fingerprints and samples) to require

a person to attend a police station in order to have a sample taken.

Photographing detained persons

  20       Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person, he has the power of

a constable under Article 64A of the 1989 Order (photographing of suspects

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etc.) to take a photograph of a person detained at a police station.

  21       Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person, he has the power of

a constable under paragraph 2 of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)

(identification of persons detained under the terrorism provisions) to

photograph a person detained under the terrorism provisions in the relevant

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police area.

Part 3

Escort officers

Power to take an arrested person to a police station

  22      (1)      Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person—

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              (a)             the persons who, in the case of a person arrested by a constable, are

authorised for the purposes of paragraph (1) of Article 32 of the 1989

Order (procedure on arrest of person elsewhere than at a police

station) to take the person arrested to a police station include the

designated person;

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              (b)             that Article has effect in relation to the exercise by the designated

person of the power conferred by virtue of paragraph (a) as if the

references to a constable in paragraphs (3), (4)(a) and (13) (but not the

references in paragraphs (5) to (12)) included references to the

designated person;

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              (c)             a person who is taking another person to a police station in exercise

of the power conferred by virtue of paragraph (a)—

                    (i)                   must be treated for all purposes as having the other person in

his lawful custody;

                    (ii)                  is under a duty to prevent the other person’s escape;

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                    (iii)                 is entitled to use reasonable force to keep the other person in

his charge.

          (2)      Without prejudice to any designation applying paragraph 11 to a person,

where a person has another in his lawful custody by virtue of sub-paragraph

(1) of this paragraph—

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              (a)             he has the same powers under paragraphs (7) and (8) of Article 55 of

the 1989 Order (non-intimate searches) as a constable has in the case

of a person in police detention—

                    (i)                   to carry out a search of the other person;

                    (ii)                  to seize or retain, or cause to be seized or retained, anything

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found on such a search;

              (b)             paragraphs (9) and (12) of that Article (restrictions on power to seize

clothes and personal effects and searches to be carried out by a

member of the same sex) apply to the exercise by the designated

 

 

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]
Schedule 1 — Powers exercisable by designated police support staff
Part 3 — Escort officers

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              (b)             person of any power exercisable by virtue of this sub-paragraph as

they apply to the exercise of the power in question by a constable.

Escort of persons in police detention

  23      (1)      Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person, he may be

authorised by the custody officer for any designated police station in the

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relevant police area to escort a person in police detention—

              (a)             from that police station to another police station in that or any other

police area, or

              (b)             from that police station to any other place that is specified by the

custody officer and then either back to that police station or on to

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another police station in that area or in another police area.

          (2)      Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person, he may be

authorised by the custody officer for any designated police station outside

the relevant police area to escort a person in police detention—

              (a)             from that police station to a designated police station in that area, or

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              (b)             from that police station to any place in that area specified by the

custody officer and either back to that police station or on to another

police station (whether in that area or elsewhere).

          (3)      A person who is escorting another in accordance with an authorisation

under sub-paragraph (1) or (2)—

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              (a)             must be treated for all purposes as having the other person in his

lawful custody;

              (b)             is under a duty to prevent the other person’s escape;

              (c)             is entitled to use reasonable force to keep the other person in his

charge.

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          (4)      Without prejudice to any designation applying paragraph 11 to a person,

where a person has another in his lawful custody by virtue of sub-paragraph

(3) of this paragraph—

              (a)             he has the same powers under paragraphs (7) and (8) of Article 55 of

the 1989 Order (non-intimate searches) as a constable has in the case

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of a person in police detention—

                    (i)                   to carry out a search of the other person;

                    (ii)                  to seize or retain, or cause to be seized or retained, anything

found on such a search;

              (b)             paragraphs (9) and (12) of that Article (restrictions on power to seize

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clothes and personal effects and searches to be carried out by a

member of the same sex) apply to the exercise by the designated

person of any power exercisable by virtue of this sub-paragraph as

they apply to the exercise of the power in question by a constable.

          (5)      Article 40(2) of that Order (responsibilities of custody officer where person

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transferred to escort) has effect where the custody officer for any police

station transfers or permits the transfer of any person to the custody of a

person who by virtue of this paragraph has lawful custody outside the

police station of the person transferred as it would apply if the designated

person were a police officer.

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Schedule 2 — Designated police support staff: amendments

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Part 4

Interpretation

  24      (1)      In this Schedule—

               “designated person” means a person designated under section 20(1);

               “designation” means a designation under section 20(1);

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               “the 1989 Order” means the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern

Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1341 (N.I. 12));

               “the relevant police area” means Northern Ireland and the adjacent

United Kingdom waters.

          (2)      Expressions used in this Schedule and in the 1989 Order have the same

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meanings in this Schedule as they have in that Order.

Schedule 2

Section 21

 

Designated police support staff: amendments

Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1341 (N.I. 12))

  1        In Article 2 of the 1989 Order (general interpretation) after paragraph (4)

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insert—

              “(4A)                Where a person is in another’s lawful custody by virtue of paragraph

8, 22(1) or 23(3) of Schedule 1 to the Police (Northern Ireland) Act

2003, he shall be treated as being in police detention for the purposes

of this Order.”

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  2        In Article 20(5) of the 1989 Order (power of constable to conduct search of

arrested person’s premises before taking him to a police station) for “taking

the person” substitute “the person is taken”.

  3        In Article 55A(6) of the 1989 Order (persons entitled to carry out search or

examination or to take photographs) for sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) and the

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words after sub-paragraph (b) substitute “constables”.

  4        In Article 61 of the 1989 Order (fingerprinting) after paragraph (8) insert—

              “(8A)                The fingerprints of a person detained at a police station may be taken

without the appropriate consent only by a constable.”

  5        In Article 63 of the 1989 Order (non-intimate samples) after paragraph (9)

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insert—

              “(9A)                The power to take a non-intimate sample from a person without the

appropriate consent is exercisable only by a constable.”

  6        In Article 64A(3) of the 1989 Order (persons entitled to photograph

detainees) for sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) and the words after sub-paragraph

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(b) substitute “constables”.

  7       (1)      Article 66 of the 1989 Order (codes of practice: supplementary) is amended

as follows.

          (2)      After paragraph (8) insert—

 

 

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              “(8A)                A person on whom powers are conferred or duties are imposed by a

designation under section 20(1) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act

2003 shall have regard to any relevant provision of a code of practice

to which this Article applies in—

                    (a)                   the exercise of the powers conferred on him by the

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designation;

                    (b)                   the performance of the duties imposed on him by the

designation.”

          (3)      In paragraph (9) after sub-paragraph (b) insert—

                    “; or

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                    (c)                      of a person designated under section 20(1) of the Police

(Northern Ireland) Act 2003 to comply with paragraph

(8A),”.

Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)

  8       (1)      Section 101 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11) (codes of practice:

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supplementary) is amended as follows.

          (2)      After subsection (5) insert—

              “(5A)                A person on whom powers are conferred or duties are imposed by a

designation under section 20(1) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act

2003 shall have regard to any relevant provision of a code of practice

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to which this section applies in—

                    (a)                   the exercise of the powers conferred on him by the

designation;

                    (b)                   the performance of the duties imposed on him by the

designation.”

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          (3)      After subsection (7) insert—

              “(7A)                A failure by a person designated under section 20(1) of the Police

(Northern Ireland) Act 2003 to comply with subsection (5A) shall not

of itself make him liable to criminal or civil proceedings.”

 

 

 
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