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          17               (1)               A sub-group may constitute a committee of its members.

 

                           (2)                                 A sub-group shall constitute a committee of its members if

 

directed to do so by the partnership.

 

                           (3)                                 A committee of a sub-group shall consist of 5 or more

 

members of the sub-group.

 

                           (4)               The members of a committee of a sub-group shall be

 

appointed by the sub-group.

 

                           (5)               A sub-group may delegate any of its functions to a committee

 

constituted by it.

 

                           (6)                                 The powers of a committee of a sub-group shall be exercised in

 

accordance with and subject to directions given by the sub-

 

group.

 

                           (7)               The proceedings of a committee of a sub-group shall be

 

regulated in accordance with and subject to directions given

 

by the sub-group.

 

                           (8)                                 The approval of the partnership is required to—

 

                      (a)                     the constitution of a committee under sub-paragraph

 

(1);

 

                      (b)                     the members of a committee of a sub-group to be

 

appointed under sub-paragraph (4);

 

                      (c)                     the functions to be delegated to a committee under

 

sub-paragraph (5);

 

                      (d)                     the exercise by a committee of any functions delegated

 

to it under sub-paragraph (5);

 

                      (e)                     the directions to be given to a committee under sub-

 

paragraphs (6) and (7).”

 

  14         In Schedule 2 to the Commissioner for Complaints (Northern Ireland)

 

Order 1996 (N.I. 7) after the entry for the Staff Commission for Education

 

and Library Boards insert—

 

                            “A sub-group established under section 21 of the Police

 

(Northern Ireland) Act 2000.”

 

  15         In Part 7 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36) at

 

the appropriate place in alphabetical order insert—

 

                    “A sub-group established under section 21 of the Police (Northern

 

Ireland) Act 2000.”

 

  16        (1)         Sub-paragraphs (4) and (5) have effect in relation to the transitional

 

period.

 

          (2)         The transitional period is the period—

 

              (a)             beginning on the date on which this Schedule comes into force;

 

              (b)             ending on the date of the next local general election after that

 

date.

 

          (3)         “Local general election” has the same meaning as in the Electoral Law

 

Act (Northern Ireland) 1962.

 

          (4)         In paragraph 17 of Schedule 3 to the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000

 

(inserted by paragraph 12 above) after sub-paragraph (2) insert—


 

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                           “(2A)                  In paragraph 3, after sub-paragraph (4) insert—

 

                           “(4A)                  The council may, with the approval of the Board, terminate the

 

appointment of a political member if it appears to the council

 

to be necessary or expedient to do so in order to enable it to

 

comply with paragraph 2(6).”

 

                           (2B)                  In paragraph 3(5), after paragraph (a) insert—

 

                      “(aa)                        his appointment is terminated under sub-paragraph

 

(4A);”.

 

                           (2C)                  In paragraph 3(6), after “expires” insert “, whose appointment

 

is terminated under sub-paragraph (4A)”.”

 

          (5)         In Schedule 3A to the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (inserted by

 

paragraph 13 above), in paragraph 4(1) after “among” insert “(a)” and

 

after “paragraph 5” insert—

 

          “; and

 

                      (b)                        persons who hold office as independent members of

 

the partnership”.”

Schedule 1

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Page 25, line 37, at end insert—

 

              “(ba)                Article 17 of that Order (safeguards) has effect in relation to the

 

issue of a warrant under paragraph 9 of Schedule 1 to that Order

 

to the designated person as it has effect in relation to the issue of

 

a warrant under that paragraph to a constable;

 

              (bb)                Article 18 of that Order (execution of warrants) has effect in

 

relation to a warrant issued under paragraph 9 of Schedule 1 to

 

that Order (whether to the designated person or to any other

 

person) as if references in that Article to a constable included

 

references to the designated person;”

Schedule 3

54

Page 34, line 29, at beginning insert—

 

“Employment Rights (Northern

In Article 243(1), the words “Part VA,”.”

 
 

Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I.

  
 

1996/1919 (N.I. 16))

  

55

Page 34, line 30, at end insert—

 

“Public Interest Disclosure

Article 16.”

 
 

(Northern Ireland) Order

  
 

1998 (S.I. 1998/1763 (N.I. 17))

  

56

Page 34, line 37, after “Schedule 1,” insert “in paragraph 3(7)(b), the word “or”

 

immediately preceding sub-paragraph (iii), in paragraph 10(1)(b), the word “or”

 

immediately preceding sub-paragraph (iii) and”

57

Page 34, line 39, at end insert—

 

  “2         The revocations in the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order

 

1996 and the Public Interest Disclosure (Northern Ireland) Order 1998


 

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have effect in accordance with section (Protected disclosures by police

 

officers)(4) above.”


 
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