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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 13th June 2000

STANDING COMMITTEE B


Mr Adam Ingram That, during proceedings on the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill, the Committee do meet on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock and on Thursdays at half-past Two o'clock.

New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

POLICE (NORTHERN IRELAND) BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order to be proposed by Mr Adam Ingram.

Mr Adam Ingram To move, That the Bill be considered in the following order, namely, Clause 1; Schedules 1 and 2; Clauses 2 to 13; Schedule 3; Clauses 14 to 66; Schedule 4; Clauses 67 to 70; Schedules 5 to 7; Clauses 71 to 73; new Clauses; new Schedules.

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

107

*Schedule     1,     page     36,     line     25,     leave out 'not more than'.

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

108

*Schedule     1,     page     36,     line     27,     leave out sub-paragraph (2).

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

109

*Schedule     1,     page     36,     line     34,     after '(a)', insert 'Members of Parliament who represent Northern Ireland constitutencies;

      (b)'.

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

110

*Schedule     1,     page     36,     line     38,     leave out sub-paragraph (6).

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

111

*Schedule     1,     page     37,     line     4,      after 'partnership', insert '; or

    (c) or he has—

      (i) been at any time convicted in Northern Ireland or elsewhere of any offence and has had passed on him a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not); or

      (ii) been bankrupt or made a composition or arrangement with his creditors; or

      (iii) previously been removed from the Board under sub-paragraph 4(5) or sub-paragraph 9(1) of this schedule.'.

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

112

*Schedule     1,     page     37,     line     22,      leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

113

*Schedule     1,     page     37,     line     22,      leave out 'or as chairman or vice-chairman'.

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

114

*Schedule     1,     page     37,     line     24,      leave out 'convicted of a criminal offence' and insert 'at any time convicted in Northern Ireland or elswhere of any offence and has had passed on him a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not);'.

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

115

*Schedule     1,     page     37,     line     31,      leave out 'or who has resigned'.

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

116

*Schedule     1,     page     37,     line     32,     at end insert—

    '(7) A member of the Board who has resigned shall not be eligible for re-appointment until after a period of 1 year from the date of his resignation.'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

97

Schedule     1,     page     38,     line     16,     leave out 'applying sub-paragraphs (3) to (8)' and insert 'the application of the Single Transferable Vote among Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly present in the appropriate sitting of the Northern Ireland Assembly'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

98

Schedule     1,     page     38,     line     26,     leave out 'applying sub-paragraphs (3) to (8)' and insert 'the application of the Single Transferable Vote among Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly present in the appropriate sitting of the Northern Ireland Assembly'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

99

Schedule     1,     page     38,     line     27,     leave out from beginning to end of line 11 on page 39.

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

117

*Schedule     1,     page     38,     line     32,     leave out from 'by' to end of line 33 and insert 'confirming to the Secretary of State that he complies with sub-paragraph 7(3) and declaring—

      "I hereby do solemnly and sincerely and truly declare and affirm that I will faithfully fulfil my duties as a member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality".'.

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady
Mr Kevin McNamara
Dr Norman A. Godman
Mr Stephen Pound
Mr Ken Maginnis

63

Schedule     1,     page     40,     line     3,     leave out sub-paragraph (4).

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

118

*Schedule     1,     page     40,     line     16,     leave out 'or who has resigned'.

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

119

*Schedule     1,     page     40,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '(10) A member of the Board who has resigned shall not be eligible for re-appointment until after a period of 1 year from the date of his resignation.'.

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

120

*Schedule     1,     page     40,     line     19,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

121

*Schedule     1,     page     40,     line     21,     leave out 'convicted of a criminal offence' and insert 'at any time convicted in Northern Ireland or elsewhere of any offence and has had passed on him a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not);'.

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

122

*Schedule     1,     page     40,     line     28,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

123

*Schedule     1,     page     40,     line     42,     after '(c)', insert 'he has—

          (i) been at any time convicted in Northern Ireland or elsewhere of any offence and has had passed on him a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not); or

          (ii) been bankrupt or made a composition or arrangement with his creditors; or

          (iii) previously been removed from the Board under 4(5) or paragraph 9(1) of this schedule; or

      (d)'.

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

124

*Schedule     1,     page     40,     line     45,     leave out 'until the date of the dissolution of the Assembly next'.

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

125

*Schedule     1,     page     40,     line     46,     at end insert—

    '(3) A person is disqualified from being a member of the Board if—

      (a) he has at any time been convicted of a scheduled offence under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1973, the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978, the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1991, the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996 or Part VII of the Terrorism Act 2000; or

      (b) he has at any time been convicted in Northern Ireland or elsewhere of any offence and has had passed on him a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not).'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

100

Schedule     1,     page     42,     line     41,     after '(4)', insert ', or a decision is to be taken on holding an inquiry under section 56'.

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady
Mr Kevin McNamara
Dr Norman A. Godman
Mr Stephen Pound

64

Schedule     1,     page     43,     line     1,     leave out sub-paragraph (4).

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

101

Schedule     1,     page     43,     line     5,     leave out '12' and insert '9'.

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady
Mr Kevin McNamara
Dr Norman A. Godman
Mr Stephen Pound

65

Schedule     1,     page     43,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(7A) Meetings of the Board shall be held in public except where, in the opinion of the Board, it is manifestly necessary in the public interest not to do so.'.

   

Mr John Hume
> Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady
Mr Kevin McNamara
Dr Norman A. Godman

Mr Stephen Pound

66

Schedule     1,     page     43,     line     15,     leave out '(7)' and insert '(7A)'.


   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

75

Clause     9,     page     6,     leave out lines 26 to 33.


   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

76

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     37,     leave out 'Chief Constable' and insert 'Board'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

77

Clause     11,     page     6,     leave out lines 42 and 43.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

78

Clause     11,     page     7,     line     3,     leave out 'Chief Constable' and insert 'Board'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

79

Clause     11,     page     7,     line     4,     leave out 'Board' and insert 'Chief Constable'.


   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

102

Schedule     3,     page     47,     leave out lines 21 to 24 and insert 'A council shall appoint political members on the basis of a Single Transferable Vote among the members of the council immediately after the last local general election.'.

 
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