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Police (Northern Ireland ) Bill [HL]

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Northern Ireland Office, are published

separately as HL Bill 15—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The Lord Williams of Mostyn has made the following statement under section

19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] are compatible

with the Convention rights.

 
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Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]

 

[AS AMENDED ON REPORT]

 
 

Contents

Part 1

Policing

The Northern Ireland Policing Board

      1        Consultation with Board

      2        Board’s policing objectives

      3        Public meetings of the Board

      4        Funding for pension purposes

      5        Accounts and audit

      6        Performance summaries

      7        Performance summaries: supplementary

Reports and inquiries

      8        Reports of Chief Constable

      9        Inquiries by Board

      10        Approval of proposals relating to inquiries by Board

The Police Ombudsman

      11        Investigations into current police practices and policies

District policing partnerships

      12        Independent members

      13        Disqualification

      14        Council’s powers

Police functions and appointments

      15        Core policing principles

      16        Chief Constable’s functions

      17        Provision of information to Board

      18        Fixed-term appointments

 
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Information and inquiries

      19        Disclosure of information and holding of inquiries

Part 2

Police powers

Designation of civilians

      20        Police powers for designated police support staff

      21        Police powers for designated contracted-out staff

      22        Police powers: amendments

      23        Designations: supplementary

      24        Complaints and misconduct

      25        Liability for unlawful conduct

      26        Notifiable memberships

      27        Code of ethics

      28        Assaults on, and obstruction of, designated persons

      29        Impersonation etc. of designated persons

      30        Designated persons: interpretation

Searches and samples

      31        Intimate searches

      32        Intimate samples

Codes of practice

      33        Codes of practice

Part 3

General

      34        Orders and regulations

      35        Repeals

      36        Extent

      37        Short title

                  Schedule 1                                         Powers exercisable by designated persons

                  Part 1                    —                     Investigating officers

                  Part 2                    —                     Detention officers

                  Part 3                    —                     Escort officers

                  Part 4                    —                     Interpretation

                  Schedule 2                                         Police powers: amendments

                  Schedule 3                                         Repeals

 
 

 
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