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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 27th June 2000

STANDING COMMITTEE B


POLICE (NORTHERN IRELAND) BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [13th June], as follows:

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

1

Clause     22,     page     11,     line     4,     after 'revise', insert 'long term'.

   

Mr Adam Ingram

246

Clause     22,     page     11,     line     8,     after 'Constable;' insert—

      '( ) the Ombudsman;'.

   

Mr Adam Ingram

247

Clause     22,     page     11,     line     9,     at end add—

    '( ) The Secretary of State shall lay before each House of Parliament a statement of any objectives determined or revised under this section.'.

   

Mr John M. Taylor
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Andrew Hunter

155

Clause     22,     page     11,     line     9,     at end add—

    '(2A) Objectives shall be determined under this section by reference to a period (not being less than 3 years nor more than 5 years) specified therein.

    (2B) The Secretary of State shall lay before both Houses of Parliament a copy of any objectives determined or revised by him under this section.'.

   

Mr William Thompson
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr Andrew Hunter

232

Clause     22,     page     11,     line     9,     at end add—

    '(3) Objectives shall be determined under this section by reference to a period (not being less than 3 years nor more than 5 years) specified therein.

    (4) The Secretary of State shall lay before both Houses of Parliament a copy of any objectives determined or revised by him under this section.

    (5) References in other provisions of this Act to objectives determined under this section shall, where the objectives so determined have been revised, be read as references to such objectives as revised.'.


   

Mr Adam Ingram

248

Clause     23,     page     11,     line     17,     leave out 'and' and insert ', the Ombudsman and the'.

   

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

2

Clause     23,     page     11,     line     21,     at end insert—

    '(4) The Board shall establish levels of performance ("performance targets") to be aimed at in seeking to achieve—

      (a) any objectives established by the Secretary of State under section 22;

      (b) the objectives determined by the Board under subsection (1).'.


   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

81

Clause     24,     page     11,     leave out lines 25 to 27 and insert—

    'The annual policing plan shall include a statement of the Board's priorities for the year, of the financial resources expected to be available to the Board and of the proposed allocation of those resources by the Board, and shall give particulars of—

      (a) any objectives determined by the Secretary of State under section 22;

      (b) any objectives determined by the Board under section 23; and

      (c) any performance targets established by the Board under section 23.'.

   

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

3

Clause     24,     page     11,     line     25,     leave out from 'include' to end of line 27 and insert 'a statement of—

      (a) the Board's priorities for the year;

      (b) the financial resources expected to be available to the Board;

      (c) the proposed allocation of those resources by the Board; and

      (d) any other matter as appears to the Board appropriate.'.

   

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

4

Clause     24,     page     11,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The policing plan shall give particulars of—

      (a) any objectives determined by the Secretary of State under section 22;

      (b) the objectives determined by the Board under section 23;

      (c) any performance targets established by the Board under that section;

      (d) an assessment of the training, education and development needs of police officers and police support staff and a strategy for how those needs are to be met;

      (e) arrangements for the appraisal of the performance of police officers and police support staff; and

      (f) any other matter as appears to the Board appropriate.'.


   

Mr William Thompson
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr Andrew Hunter

233

Clause     25,     page     11,     line     38,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

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

5

Clause     25,     page     11,     line     40,     at end insert 'in relation to funds put at its disposal'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

211

Clause     25,     page     12,     line     7,     leave out 'and'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

212

Clause     25,     page     12,     line     8,     at end insert—

      '(c) the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission; and

      (d) the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.'.


   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady
Mr Kevin McNamara
Dr Norman A. Godman
Mr Stephen Pound
Mr Ken MaginnisMr William ThompsonMr Andrew Hunter

6

Clause     26,     page     13,     line     1,     leave out subsection (5).

   

Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson
Mr Andrew Hunter

243

Clause     26,     page     13,     line     6,     leave out '; and

      (b) the Chief Constable'.


   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson
Mr Andrew Hunter

201

Clause     27,     page     13,     line     41,     leave out subsection (8).


   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson
Mr Andrew Hunter

202

Clause     28,     page     13,     line     45,     leave out 'or the Chief Constable's'.

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson
Mr Andrew Hunter

203

Clause     28,     page     14,     line     2,     leave out 'or the Chief Constable's'.

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson
Mr Andrew Hunter

204

Clause     28,     page     14,     line     17,     leave out 'or the Chief Constable'.

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson
Mr Andrew Hunter

205

Clause     28,     page     14,     line     30,     leave out 'or the Chief Constable's'.


   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson
Mr Andrew Hunter

206

Clause     29,     page     14,     line     42,     leave out 'or the Chief Constable'.

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson
Mr Andrew Hunter

207

Clause     29,     page     14,     line     45,     leave out 'or the Chief Constable'.

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson
Mr Andrew Hunter

208

Clause     29,     page     15,     line     2,     leave out 'or the Chief Constable'.

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson
Mr Andrew Hunter

209

Clause     29,     page     15,     line     9,     leave out 'or the Chief Constable'.


   

Mr William Thompson
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr Andrew Hunter

234

Clause     30,     page     15,     line     21,     after first 'the', insert 'primary and'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

226

Clause     30,     page     15,     line     21,     at end insert—

      '( ) to protect the human rights of all without distraction in accordance with the UK's obligations under international human rights law;

      ( ) to uphold the rule of law;'.

   

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

7

Clause     30,     page     15,     line     42,     leave out 'have regard to' and insert 'comply with'.

   

Mr William Thompson
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr Andrew Hunter

235

Clause     30,     page     15,     line     43,     leave out subsection (5).

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

231

Clause     30,     page     15,     line     44,     leave out from 'functions' to end of line 46 and insert 'in co-operation with, and with the aim of securing the support of, the local community.'.

 
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