Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON THIRD READING

Clause 7

BARONESS BROWNING

 

Page 7, line 2, at end insert—

“(e) give the panel a response to any such report or recommendations, and

(f) publish any such response.”

Clause 29

BARONESS BROWNING

 

Page 22, line 16, at end insert—

“( ) The functions of the police and crime panel for a police area must be exercised with a view to supporting the effective exercise of the functions of the police and crime commissioner for that area.”

Clause 59

BARONESS BROWNING

 

Page 39, line 13, leave out “of political parties in connection with” and insert “or other recognition of political parties and other persons incurring expenditure in relation to”

 

Page 39, line 15, leave out paragraphs (d) and (e) and insert—

“(d) about funding and expenditure, in relation to elections of police and crime commissioners, of candidates, political parties and other persons incurring such expenditure;”

 

Page 39, line 29, at end insert—

“( ) Provision within paragraph (d) of subsection (2) includes, in particular—

(a) provision prohibiting, or imposing limitations on, funding or expenditure of any kind mentioned in that paragraph, and

(b) provision for treating funding or expenditure of any such kind which does not relate exclusively to an election of police and crime commissioners as being (or not being), wholly or partly, funding or expenditure in relation to which—

(i) any provision within paragraph (a) applies, or

(ii) any relevant provision applies.”

After Clause 79

BARONESS BROWNING

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Policing protocol

(1) The Secretary of State must issue a policing protocol.

(2) Each relevant person must have regard to the policing protocol in exercising the person’s functions.

(3) The Secretary of State may at any time—

(a) vary the policing protocol, or

(b) replace the policing protocol.

(4) Before varying or replacing the policing protocol, the Secretary of State must consult—

(a) such persons as appear to the Secretary of State to represent the views of elected local policing bodies,

(b) such persons as appear to the Secretary of State to represent the views of chief officers of police of police forces maintained by elected local policing bodies,

(c) such persons as appear to the Secretary of State to represent the views of police and crime panels, and

(d) such other persons as the Secretary of State thinks fit.

(5) The functions of the Secretary of State under subsections (1) and (3) are exercisable by order.

(6) In this section—

“police and crime panel” means—

(a) each police and crime panel established in accordance with Schedule 6 (police areas outside London);

(b) the London Assembly’s police and crime panel (see section 33);

“policing protocol” means a document which sets out, or otherwise makes provision about, ways in which relevant persons should (in the Secretary of State’s view) exercise, or refrain from exercising, functions so as to—

(a) encourage, maintain or improve working relationships (including co-operative working) between relevant persons, or

(b) limit or prevent the overlapping or conflicting exercise of functions;

“relevant persons” means—

(a) the Secretary of State in the exercise of policing functions;

(b) each elected local policing body;

(c) the chief officer of each police force maintained by an elected local policing body;

(d) police and crime panels.”

Schedule 10

BARONESS BROWNING

 

Page 149, line 6, leave out “limitation of expenses” and insert “funding and expenditure of candidates, political parties and other persons”

 

Page 149, line 14, leave out paragraph 14

Schedule 16

BARONESS BROWNING

 

Page 199, line 35, at end insert—

“106A In section 121 (acquisition of land compulsorily by principal councils), after subsection (3) insert—

“(3A) Police and crime commissioners and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime are to be treated as principal councils for the purposes of—

(a) this section (apart from subsection (1)(b)), and

(b) section 122.”.”

 

Page 208, line 31, after “commissioner” insert “, the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime”

Prepared 18th July 2011