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

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Mr William Thompson
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr Andrew Hunter

242

Clause     30,     page     15,     line     46,     at end insert—

    '(6) Where the requirements of subsections (1) and (5) conflict, the requirements of subsection (1) shall prevail.'.


   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady

200

Clause     31,     page     16,     line     4,     leave out from 'shall' to 'any' in line 7 and insert—

      '(a) insofar as practicable comply with the policing plan, and

      (b) have regard to'.


   

Mr William Thompson
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr Andrew Hunter

236

Clause     33,     page     16,     line     42,     after 'person', insert 'with experience of policing'.


   

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

8

Clause     35,     page     17,     line     32,     at end insert—

    '(3) No person shall serve as a member of the police service reserve on a full time basis four years after the entry into force of this subsection.

    (4) The Secretary of State may by order extend the period mentioned in subsection (3) if he is satisfied that there are compelling reasons related to the protection of public safety and public order in Northern Ireland to do so.

    (5) Before making an order under subsection (4), the Secretary of State shall consult—

      (a) the Board;

      (b) the Chief Constable.'.


   

Mr Adam Ingram

249

Clause     36,     page     17,     line     39,     after 'individuals', insert 'and their traditions and beliefs'.

   

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

9

Clause     36,     page     17,     line     39,     after 'individuals', insert 'and their traditions and beliefs consistent with a free and democratic society governed by the rule of law'.

   

Mr Adam Ingram

250

Clause     36,     page     17,     line     41,     at end add—

    '( ) "Traditions and beliefs" does not include a tradition or belief so far as it is incompatible with the rule of law.'.

   

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

10

Clause     36,     page     17,     line     41,     at end add—

    '(2) Every member of the police force already attested as a constable shall make the declaration in subsection (1).

    (3) The Secretary of State may make regulations regarding the making of the declaration required under subsection (2) and any related matters.'.


   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

244

Clause     41,     page     19,     line     19,     after 'Constable', insert—

      '( ) the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

86

Clause     42,     page     20,     leave out lines 20 to 33.

   

Mr William Thompson
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr Andrew Hunter

237

Clause     42,     page     20,     line     20,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr William Thompson
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr Andrew Hunter

238

Clause     42,     page     20,     line     24,     leave out subsection (4).

   

Mr William Thompson
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr Andrew Hunter

239

Clause     42,     page     20,     line     28,     leave out subsection (5).

   

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

11

Clause     42,     page     20,     line     30,     leave out '10' and insert '2'.


   

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

12

Clause     43,     page     20,     line     43,     leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert—

    '(2) Where subsection (3) applies, the Secretary of State may in relation to appointments on any occasion under section 37 by order permit the appointment of an odd or even number of persons of whom:

      (a) fewer than one half are persons who are treated as Roman Catholic, or

      (b) fewer than one half are persons who are not so treated

    but only insofar as is necessary to appoint the number of police service trainees which the Chief Constable requires.

    (3) This subsection applies where the Secretary of State is satisfied that were appointments on any occasion made in compliance with subsection (1), the number of police service trainees which the Chief Constable requires could not be appointed.

    (3A) Before making an order under subsection (2), the Secretary of State shall consult:

      (a) the Board;

      (b) the Chief Constable; and

      (c) the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.

    (3B) Where on any occasion the Secretary of State makes an order under subsection (2), on every subsequent occasion that it is possible to do so while appointing the number of police service trainees required by the Chief Constable on those occasions, the Secretary of State shall by order permit the appointment of an odd or even number of persons of whom:

      (a) fewer than one half are persons who are treated as Roman Catholic, or

      (b) fewer than one half are persons who are not so treated

    as appropriate, until such time as among the aggregate of all appointments made by orders under subsection (2) and under this subsection:

      (a) half are persons who are treated as Roman Catholic, and

      (b) half are persons who are not so treated.'.

   

Mr Adam Ingram

251

Clause     43,     page     21,     line     6,     at end insert '; or

      (b) one or more orders under subsection (2) have been made in the previous three years and he considers that it is appropriate to make the order for the purpose of redressing, or partially redressing, the imbalance occurring during that period.'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

88

Clause     43,     page     21,     leave out lines 31 to 38.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge
Mr William Thompson
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr Andrew Hunter

87

Page     20,     line     37,     leave out Clause 43.


   

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

13

Clause     44,     page     22,     line     12,     leave out 'third' and insert 'tenth'.

   

Mr Adam Ingram

252

Clause     44,     page     22,     line     18,     after 'shall', insert '—

      (a) have regard to the progress that has been made towards securing that membership of the police force and the police support staff is representative of the community in Northern Ireland; and

      (b)''.

   

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

14

Clause     44,     page     22,     line     20,     leave out subsection (5).

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge
Mr William Thompson
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr Andrew Hunter

89

Page     22,     line     5,     leave out Clause 44.


   

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

15

Clause     47,     page     24,     line     1,     leave out 'in response to a request under subsection (3)'.

   

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

16

Clause     47,     page     24,     line     2,     after 'information' insert 'regarding his registrable associations'.

   

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

17

Clause     47,     page     24,     leave out lines 6 to 14 and insert—

      '(a) shall issue a request under subsection (3) to every member of the police force not less than once every three years;

      (b) shall update information received under this section where the person to whom it relates informs the Chief Constable that there has been a change in his registrable associations;

      (c) shall retain information received under this section until three years after the person to whom it relates has ceased to be a member of the police force;

      (d) each year shall supply the Ombudsman with information as to any registrable associations of every member of the police force obtained by him.'.

   

Mr Lembit Öpik
Dr Jenny Tonge

228

Clause     47,     page     24,     leave out lines 12 to 14.

   

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

18

Clause     47,     page     24,     line     21,     leave out 'in the case of information relating to a senior officer'.


   

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

19

Clause     48,     page     25,     line     6,     leave out 'Chief Constable' and insert 'Board'.

   

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

20

Clause     48,     page     25,     line     9,     leave out 'Chief Constable' and insert 'Board'.

 
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