Amendments proposed to the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill - continued House of Commons

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

42

Clause     56,     page     28,     line     41, leave out from 'State' to end of line 42.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

93

Clause     56,     page     28,     line     42,     leave out 'unless it is confirmed by the Secretary of State' and insert 'if within ten days from such reference the Secretary of State informs the Board and the Chief Constable that the inquiry should not be held'.

   

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

43

Clause     56,     page     28,     line     43, leave out subsection (4) and insert—

    '(4) The Secretary of State, may within two weeks from the date of referral of the decision of the Board by the Chief Constable, overrule the decision of the Board if, in his opinion, the inquiry should not be held on any of the grounds mentioned in subsection (3).'.

   

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

44

Clause     56,     page     29,     line     4, leave out from 'continued' to the end of line 7.

   

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

45

Clause     56,     page     29,     line     8, leave out subsecton (5) and (6) and insert—

    '(5) The Board may request a person mentioned in subsection (7) to conduct an inquiry under this section.

    (6) A person mentioned in subsection (7) may comply with the request under subsection (5) and shall do so if so directed by the Secretary of State.

    (6A) The persons are—

      (a) the Comptroller and Auditor General;

      (b) the Ombudsman;

      (c) an inspector of constabulary for Northern Ireland.'.

   

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

46

Clause     56,     page     29,     line     17,     leave out ', with the approval of' and insert 'in consultation with'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

94

Clause     56,     page     29,     line     17,     leave out 'with the approval of' and insert 'after consultation with'.

   

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

47

Clause     56,     page     29,     line     19,     leave out 'or in private as the person conducting it may decide' and insert 'save where it is manifestly 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

48

Clause     56,     page     29,     line     21,     leave out subsection (9).

   

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

49

Clause     56,     page     29,     line     28,     leave out 'Board' and insert 'Secretary of State'.

   

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

50

Clause     56,     page     29,     line     35,     at end insert—

      '(c) the Ombudsman;

      (d) the Human Rights Commission.'.

   

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

51

Clause     56,     page     29,     line     38,     leave out 'Secretary of State,' and insert 'Board.'.


   

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

52

Clause     58,     page     30,     line     10,     leave out 'may make to the Chief Constable and the Board a report' and insert 'shall investigate and report to the Chief Constable and the Board'.

   

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

53

Clause     58,     page     30,     leave out lines 18 to 21.

   

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

54

Clause     58,     page     30,     line     21,     after 'established.".', insert—

    '(3) Where a matter is to be investigated under subsection (1), the Ombudsman shall appoint an officer of the Ombudsman to conduct the investigation.

    (4) Section 66 of the 1998 Act applies to a person to whom subsection (3) applies as it applies to a constable.

    (5) At the end of an investigation under this section the person appointed to conduct the investigation shall submit a report on the investigation to the Ombudsman.'.


   

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

55

Clause     60,     page     31,     line     11,     after 'time".', insert—

    '(2AA) Any regulations under subsection (2A) shall include an exception permitting the Ombudsman to accept any complaint or investigate any matter which he otherwise could not investigate by virtue of said regulations where in the opinion of the Ombudsman there are exceptional reasons relating to the public interest to do so.'.


   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

95

Clause     61,     page     31,     leave out lines 12 and 13 and insert—

    'The Ombudsman may reasonably require the Chief Constable and the Boards to supply information and documents'.

   

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

56

Clause     61,     page     31,     line     13,     leave out 'the Ombudsman may reasonably require' and insert 'he requires'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

96

Clause     61,     page     31,     line     14,     leave out 'any of his functions' and insert 'the functions of that office'.


   

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

58

Clause     69,     page     33,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(1A) In the Police Acts "efficiency and effectiveness" includes impartiality and compliance with the Human Rights Act 1998 and relevant international human rights standards on policing.'.

   

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

59

Clause     69,     page     33,     leave out lines 41 to 43.

   

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

60

Clause     69,     page     34,     leave out lines 1 to 16.


   

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

61

Clause     70,     page     34,     line     19,     leave out subsection (2).


   

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

72

Schedule     5,     page     62,     line     10,     at end insert—

      '(e) in section 64(2) after paragraph (n) insert—

          (o) procedures for an investigation begun under section 61A to be continued, where the Ombudsman so directs, as if it had originally been begun under section 56 or section 57, as appropriate.'.

   

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

73

Schedule     5,     page     62,     line     40,     at end insert—

'Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order, 1998 (NI 21)

    24. In Article 74 of the Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order, 1998, delete "in Northern Ireland.".'.


   

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

74

Schedule     7,     page     64,     line     38,     at end insert 'Sections 64(4) and (5)'.


   

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

62

Clause     71,     page     35,     line     2,     at end insert—

    '( ) sections 35(3), (4) and (5);'.


NEW CLAUSES

Renaming of the police force in Northern Ireland

   

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

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '1.—(1) The Royal Ulster Constabulary shall be known instead as the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

    (2) The Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve shall be known instead as the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve.

    (3) The police force in Northern Ireland shall be known instead as the Police service and shall consist of—

      (a) the Police Service of Northern Ireland; and

      (b) the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve.

    (4) In relation to any time after the coming into force of this section, any reference in any statutory provision or other document—

      (a) to the Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary shall be construed as a reference to the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

      (b) to a person holding any other particular rank, or a rank of any particular description, in the Royal Ulster Constabulary shall be construed as a reference to a person holding that rank, or a rank of that description in the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

      (c) to a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary shall be construed as a reference to a member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

      (d) to a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve shall be construed as a reference to a member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve;

      (e) to the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve shall be construed as a reference to the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve;

      (f) to the Royal Ulster Constabulary in any other context shall be construed as a reference to the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

      (g) to the police force in Northern Ireland shall be construed as a reference to the police service within the meaning of this Act.

    (5) In the Police Acts—

      "the Service" means the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

      "the Reserve" means the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve.

    (6) In this Act—

      "the Police Acts" means this Act and the 1998 Act;

      "the 1998 Act" means the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998.'.

 
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