Police (Northern Ireland) Bill - continued        House of Commons

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Traffic wardens
Traffic wardens.     70. - (1) Traffic wardens-
    (a) shall be appointed by the Police Authority, on such terms and conditions as the Secretary of State may determine; and
    (b) shall be under the direction and control of the Chief Constable.
      (2) Where a complaint is made by a member of the public against a traffic warden, the complaint shall be referred to the Chief Constable who shall (unless the complaint alleges an offence with which the traffic warden has then been charged) forthwith record the complaint and cause it to be investigated.
Expenses of Secretary of State.     71. There shall be defrayed out of money provided by Parliament-
    (a) any expenses of the Secretary of State under this Act; and
    (b) any increase attributable to this Act in the sums so payable under any other statutory provision.
Orders and regulations.     72. - (1) Any power of the Secretary of State to make orders or regulations under this Act shall be exercisable by statutory rule for the purposes of the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979.
      (2) Orders or regulations under this Act-
    (a) may make different provision for different cases and circumstances;
    (b) may contain such supplementary and transitional provisions as appear to the Secretary of State to be appropriate.
      (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to vesting orders made under section 6.
      (4) A statutory rule made under this Act (other than one containing an order under section 75) shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament in like manner as a statutory instrument and section 5 of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946 shall apply accordingly.
Interpretation.     73. - (1) In this Act-
    "building" includes any structure;
    "Chief Constable" means the Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary;
    "civil service" means the civil service of Northern Ireland or the civil service of the United Kingdom;
    "civilian staff" has the meaning assigned by section 3(7);
    "equipment" includes vehicles, apparatus, furniture, fittings, accoutrements and clothing;
    "financial year" means the period of 12 months ending with 31st March;
    "functions" includes powers and duties;
    "Police Association" means the Police Association for Northern Ireland;
    "Police Authority" means the Police Authority for Northern Ireland;
    "the police force" means the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve;
    "a police force in Great Britain" means a police force within the meaning of the Police Act 1996 or the Police (Scotland) Act 1967;
    "provide" and "maintain" have the same meaning as, by virtue of section 147 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972, they have for the purposes of that Act;
    "senior officer", in relation to the Royal Ulster Constabulary, means an officer above the rank of superintendent;
    "statutory provision" has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954.
      (2) In this Act "police purposes" means-
    (a) the purposes of the police force and traffic wardens; and
    (b) the purposes of the Police Authority, other than its general administrative purposes.
      (3) In this Act "general administrative purposes" of the Police Authority means the purposes of-
    (a) providing general administrative support and assistance to the members of the Authority, including paying any remuneration and allowances to such members;
    (b) employing the staff of the Authority (other than the civilian staff);
    (c) providing and maintaining buildings and equipment for the staff of the Authority (other than the civilian staff) and for members of the Authority;
    (d) exercising the functions of the Authority under section 7,
  and such other purposes as the Secretary of State may from time to time direct.
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