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(ii) the police force which that policing body is responsible

for maintaining, or

(iii) that body and that force, and

(b) 25the efficiency or effectiveness of one or more other policing

bodies and police forces.

(2) If the policing body considers that there is a particular way in which the

collaboration functions could be so exercised by the policing body and

by one or more other particular persons (“the proposed collaboration”),

30the policing must notify those other persons (the “proposed partners”)

of the proposed collaboration.

(3) The policing body, and the proposed partners notified under

subsection (2) (the “notified proposed partners”), must consider

whether to exercise the collaboration functions to give effect to the

35proposed collaboration.

(4) In considering whether to so exercise the collaboration functions, the

policing body and the notified proposed partners must consider

whether the proposed collaboration would be in the interests of the

efficiency or effectiveness of one or more policing bodies or police

40forces.

(5) Subsection (6) applies if all, or two or more, of—

(a) the policing body, and

(b) the notified proposed partners,

(the “agreeing parties”) are of the view that the proposed collaboration

45would be in the interests of the efficiency or effectiveness of one or

more policing bodies or police forces (if the agreeing parties were to

exercise the collaboration functions to give effect to the proposed

collaboration, or to give effect to it so far as it relates to them).

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(6) The agreeing parties must exercise the collaboration functions so as to

give effect to the proposed collaboration, or to give effect to it so far as

it relates to them.

(7) In this section “collaboration functions” means functions of policing

5bodies or chief officers of police under any of sections 22A to 23I (apart

from this section)..

(3) After section 23F insert—

23FA Police functions that must be the subject of force collaboration

provision

(1) 10The Secretary of State may, by order, require a specified police function

to be exercised in relation to—

(a) all police areas, or

(b) all police areas apart from any specified in the order,

in accordance with police collaboration provision.

(2) 15An order under this section may specify whether the specified police

function is required to be exercised in relation to the specified police

areas in accordance with police collaboration provision contained in—

(a) a single collaboration agreement which relates to all of those

police areas, or

(b) 20a number of collaboration agreements which, between them,

relate to all of those police areas.

(3) Provision under subsection (2)(b) need not specify a particular number

of collaboration agreements.

(4) If, but for this subsection, an instrument containing an order under this

25section would be treated for the purposes of the standing orders of

either House of Parliament as a hybrid instrument, it is to proceed in

that House as if it were not a hybrid instrument.

(5) In this section “specified” means specified in an order under this

section..

(4) 30Schedule 12 (collaboration agreements) has effect.

92 Police powers for civilian employees under collaboration agreements

Schedule 13 (police powers for civilian employees under collaboration

agreements) has effect.

93 Power to give directions

(1) 35The Police Act 1996 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 40 (powers to give directions in relation to police force), for “police

authority” (in each place) substitute “local policing body”.

(3) In section 40A (powers to give directions in relation to police authority)—

(a) for “police authority” (in each place, including in the title) substitute

40“local policing body”;

(b) for “the authority” substitute “the local policing body”.

(4) In section 40B (procedure for directions under section 40 or 40A)—

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