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

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Mr Secretary Mandelson

143

Page     23,     line     15     [Clause     46],     leave out 'as a member of the police service'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

144

Page     23,     line     17     [Clause     46],     leave out 'members of the police service' and insert 'police officers serving in the Police Service of Northern Ireland'.


   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

145

Page     24,     line     4     [Clause     47],     leave out from 'a' to 'but', in line 6, and insert 'police officer serving in the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve as they apply to a police officer serving in the Police Service of Northern Ireland'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

146

Page     24,     line     13     [Clause     48],     leave out 'member of the police force' and insert 'police officer'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

147

Page     24,     line     17     [Clause     48],     at end insert—

      '( ) the Knights of Saint Columbanus;'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

148

Page     24,     line     18     [Clause     48],     at end insert—

      '( ) Opus Dei;'.

   

Mr David Trimble
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

45

Page     24,     line     20     [Clause     48],     at end add—

      '(g) the Knights of St. Columbanus; or

      (h) Opus Dei.'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

149

Page     24,     line     25     [Clause     48],     leave out from beginning to 'inform', in line 26, and insert 'The Chief Constable shall require each police officer to'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

150

Page     24,     line     27     [Clause     48],     leave out 'member' and insert 'police officer'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

151

Page     24,     line     29     [Clause     48],     leave out from 'In' to 'under' and insert 'imposing a requirement on a police officer'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

152

Page     24,     line     31     [Clause     48],     leave out 'member' and insert 'officer'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

153

Page     24,     line     34     [Clause     48],     leave out 'requested' and insert 'required'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

154

Page     24,     line     35     [Clause     48],     leave out from 'who' to 'shall', in line 36, and insert 'provides information which he knows to be false—

      (a) in response to a requirement under subsection (3), or

      (b) in informing the Chief Constable under subsection (6)(b) of a change of his registrable associations,'.

   

Mr David Trimble
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

46

Page     24,     line     36     [Clause     48],     leave out from second 'be' to end of line 38 and insert—

      '(a) disciplined by the Chief Constable if he is of a rank of Chief Superintendent or below under the police disciplinary code; or

      (b) disciplined by the Board if he is above the rank of Chief Superintendent.'.

   

Mr John McDonnell
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

27

Page     24,     line     39     [Clause     48],     after 'Constable', insert 'shall maintain and provide to the Ombudsman a register of membership within the Police Service of registrable organisations, and—'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

155

Page     24,     line     42     [Clause     48],     leave out 'member of the police force' and insert 'police officer'.


   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

156

Page     25,     line     1     [Clause     48],     leave out 'month' and insert 'year'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

157

Page     25,     line     2     [Clause     48],     leave out 'member of the police force' and insert 'police officer'.

   

Mr David Trimble
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

47

Page     25,     line     13     [Clause     48],     leave out 'does' and insert 'could'.

   

Mr David Trimble
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

48

Page     25,     line     17     [Clause     48],     at end add 'and their need for it is in the course of their employment'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

158

Page     25,     line     20     [Clause     48],     leave out 'any member of the police force' and insert 'a police officer'.

   

Mr David Trimble
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

49

Page     25,     line     22     [Clause     48],     leave out 'a member of'.

   

Mr David Trimble
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

50

Page     25,     line     23     [Clause     48],     at end insert—

    '(8A) No information received under this section shall be disclosed by the Chief Constable under subsection (7) unless there is an issue of bias in favour of another police officer or a member of the public.'.

   

Mr David Trimble
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

51

Page     25,     line     28     [Clause     48],     leave out from 'that' to end of line 29 and insert—

      '(a) before the disclosure was made, he obtained the information otherwise than in his capacity as a person to whom that subsection applies; and

      (b) that he did not use knowledge of the information, obtained in his capacity as a person to whom that subsection applies, to facilitate obtaining the information otherwise than in his capacity as a person to whom that subsection applies.'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

159

Page     25,     line     32     [Clause     48],     leave out 'members of the police force' and insert 'police officers'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

160

Page     25,     line     35     [Clause     48],     leave out 'members of the police force' and insert 'police officers'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

161

Page     25,     line     40     [Clause     49],     leave out 'Chief Constable' and insert 'Board'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

162

Page     25,     line     42     [Clause     49],     leave out 'members of the police force' and insert 'police officers'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

163

Page     25,     line     42     [Clause     49],     at end insert—

    '( ) A draft of the code shall be submitted by the Chief Constable to the Board for it to consider.

    ( ) The Board may adopt the draft code—

      (a) as submitted by the Chief Constable; or

      (b) with such amendments as the Board may determine, after consultation with the Chief Constable.'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

164

Page     25,     line     43     [Clause     49],     leave out from 'revising' to end of line 45 and insert 'the code, the Board shall consult-'.


   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

165

Page     26,     line     5     [Clause     49],     leave out 'Chief Constable' and insert 'Board'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

166

Page     26,     line     6     [Clause     49],     at end insert—

    '( ) After consulting under subsection (2), the Board may make such further amendments to the draft code as it may determine, after consultation with the Chief Constable.'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

167

Page     26,     line     7     [Clause     49],     leave out 'Chief Constable' and insert 'Board'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

168

Page     26,     line     8     [Clause     49],     leave out 'he' and insert 'it'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

169

Page     26,     line     8     [Clause     49],     at end insert—

    '( ) The Chief Constable shall take such steps as he considers necessary to ensure—

      (a) that all police officers have read and understood the code as currently in force; and

      (b) that a record is made and kept of the steps taken in relation to each officer.'.

     As an Amendment to Mr Secretary Mandelson's proposed Amendment (No. 169):

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady

(a)

Line     3,     after 'understood', insert 'and have undertaken to abide by'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

170

Page     26,     line     8     [Clause     49],     at end insert—

    '( ) The Secretary of State shall take such steps as he considers necessary to ensure that the provisions of the code currently in force under this section are reflected in the regulations (taken as a whole) made under section 25 or 26 of the 1998 Act.'.

     As an Amendment to Mr Secretary Mandelson's proposed Amendment (No. 170):

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady

(a)

Line     1,     leave out 'take such steps as he considers' and insert 'as far as practicable take all steps'.

   

Mr John McDonnell
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

28

Page     26,     line     9     [Clause     50],     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Board'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

171

Page     26,     line     10     [Clause     50],     leave out 'members of the police force' and insert 'police officers'.

 
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