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

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Mr John M. Taylor
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Andrew Hunter

161

Schedule     1,     page     40,     line     43,     at end add—

      '(d) 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;

      (e) 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);

      (f) the political party of which he is a member is linked to any organisation which has failed to begin the decommissioning of arms and explosives in a manner verified by the Commission referred to in section 7 of the Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997.'.

   

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

143

Schedule     1,     page     41,     line     34,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Adam Ingram

137

Schedule     1,     page     42,     line     39,     leave out 'one third of the number of members' and insert 'seven'.

   

Mr Adam Ingram

138

Schedule     1,     page     42,     line     41,     after 'paragraph' insert '3(10) or'.

   

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 Adam Ingram

139

Schedule     1,     page     43,     line     16,     at end insert—

'Public meetings

    .—(1) This paragraph applies to a meeting held by the Board for the purpose of receiving and considering a report on policing from the Chief Constable prepared for the meeting.

    (2) There must be at least ten meetings in each year.

    (3) No meeting shall be held before the end of the period of [28] days beginning with the date of the previous meeting.

    (4) The Board must give such notice of a meeting as it considers appropriate.

    (5) Members of the public may attend any meeting.

    (6) But that does not prevent the Board from excluding the public, or particular members of the public, from a meeting, or from part of a meeting in order to prevent or suppress disorderly conduct or other misbehaviour at, or a disturbance of, the meeting.'.


   

Mr Adam Ingram

140

Schedule     2,     page     45,     line     32,     after 'police' insert 'service'.


   

Mr Seamus Mallon

127

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     14,     leave out 'force' and insert 'service'.

   

Mr John M. Taylor
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Andrew Hunter

152

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     15,     at end insert 'which shall continue to consist of—

      (a) the Royal Ulster Constabulary; and

      (b) the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve'.

   

Mr John M. Taylor
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Andrew Hunter

153

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     15,     at end insert—

    '(1A) The police force, traffic wardens and the police service staff of the Policing Board shall form a single service which shall be known as the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

    (1B) For all working and operational purposes the police force shall be known as the Police Service of Northern Ireland—Royal Ulster Constabulary'.

   

Mr John M. Taylor
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Andrew Hunter

154

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     16,     leave out from 'that' to 'efficient' in line 20 and insert 'the Police Service of Northern Ireland is'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

144

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     20,     leave out 'and effective' and insert ', effective and operate in accordance with international human rights standards and norms'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

145

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     24,     after 'Constable', insert 'and the police service, publicly'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

146

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     24,     leave out 'his' and insert 'their'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

147

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     25,     leave out 'the police force,'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

148

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     3,     at end insert 'and international human rights standards and norms'.

   

Mr Seamus Mallon

128

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     4,     at end insert—

          '(iv) complying with the code of ethics referred to in section 48'.

   

Mr Seamus Mallon

129

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     29,     at end insert—

      (f) make arrangements for inspecting all custody and interrogation suites'.

   

Mr Seamus Mallon

130

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     29,     at end insert—

      '(g) make arrangements to monitor police performance in public order situations'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

149

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     29,     at end insert—

      '(f) make arrangements for inspecting all custody suites and interrogation suites

      (g) make arrangements to actively monitor police performance in public order situations

      (h) monitor the training, education and development strategy of the police service'.


   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

75

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


   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge
Mr Seamus Mallon

76

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

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

150

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     37,     leave out 'in relation to all amounts put at his disposal under section 9(5)'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

77

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

   

Mr Seamus Mallon

132

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     42,     leave out from second 'the' to end of line 43 and insert 'Board under subsection (1) may, insofar as may appear to the Board appropriate and subject to such conditions as it may determine, be exercised by the Chief Constable on behalf of and in the name of the Board.'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge
Mr Seamus Mallon

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

151

Clause     11,     page     7,     line     13,     at end add—

    '(7) The Board shall be responsible for carrying out audits of all aspects of police activity, and in exercising this function the Board will be empowered to investigate any aspect of police policies, procedures and practices as it deems necessary and will have access to any information which it requires including that which relates to expenditure of the police grant.'.

 
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