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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill (HL Bill 77)

Duty to produce balanced panel

30 (1) 35In exercising functions under Part 2 or 3 of this Schedule, a relevant local

authority must secure that (as far as is reasonably practicable) the balanced

appointment objective is met.

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(2) In exercising functions under Part 2 or 3 of this Schedule, the Secretary of

State must secure that (as far as is reasonably practicable) the balanced

appointment objective is met.

(3) The “balanced appointment objective” referred to in this paragraph is the

5objective that the appointed members of a police and crime panel (when

taken together)—

(a) represent all parts of the relevant police area;

(b) represent the political make-up of—

(i) the relevant local authority, or

(ii) 10the relevant local authorities (when taken together);

(c) have the skills, knowledge and experience necessary for the police

and crime panel to discharge its functions effectively.

31 In co-opting members, a police and crime panel must secure that (as far as is

reasonably practicable), the appointed and co-opted members of the panel

15(when taken together) have the skills, knowledge and experience necessary

for the police and crime panel to discharge its functions effectively.

Application of other legislation

32 (1) The Secretary of State may, by regulations—

(a) modify a relevant enactment in its application to Part 2 panels, or

(b) 20provide for a relevant enactment not to apply to Part 2 panels.

(2) The Secretary of State may, by regulations, provide for a relevant enactment

to apply (with or without modifications) to Part 3 panels.

(3) In this paragraph—

  • “Part 2 panels” means police and crime panels established and

    25maintained under Part 2 of this Schedule (which are committees or

    joint committees of the relevant local authority or authorities);

  • “Part 3 panels” means police and crime panels established and

    maintained under Part 3 of this Schedule (which are not committees

    or joint committees of any local authority);

  • 30“relevant enactment” means an enactment which applies to a

    committee of a local authority or a joint committee of local

    authorities.

Regulations about notifications

33 The Secretary of State may, by regulations, make provision about

35notifications to be given by persons in relation to—

(a) their compliance, or failure to comply, with any duty imposed under

this Schedule; or

(b) their exercise, or failure to exercise, any power conferred under this

Schedule.

40Regulations about making nominations

34 (1) The Secretary of State may, by regulations, make provision about—

(a) the making of nominations (including provision about when

nominations lapse);