Second Memorandum by the Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Policing Board (Prescribed
Period) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/386)
1. These Regulations which are laid today, come into
force on Friday 2 February and so breach the 21-day rule
2. The Regulations revoke and replace the Northern
Ireland Policing Board (Prescribed Period) Regulations 2000 (S.R. 2000/386)
in respect of which the Joint Committee requested a memorandum
on 16 January.
3. Having considered the Committee's questions, the
Secretary of State has decided to replace S.R. 2000/386. But it
is necessary for the new Regulations to come into force quickly
as the Secretary of State may have to set up the Policing Board
at short notice, hence the inevitable breach of the 21-day rule.
4. Copies of the 2001 Regulations will be made available
free of charge to all known recipients of the 2000 Regulations.
31 January 2001