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

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Mr John McDonnell
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

29

Page     26,     line     17     [Clause     50],     leave out from 'guidance' to end of line 18 and insert 'in full and within three months of the commencement of this Act'.

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady

313

Page     26,     line     19     [Clause     51],     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr John McDonnell
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

30

Page     26,     line     20     [Clause     51],     leave out 'an emblem for the police force' and insert 'a new emblem for the police service which is entirely free from any association with either the British or Irish states'.

   

Dr Norman A. Godman

326

*Page     26,     line     20     [Clause     51],     after 'emblem', insert 'and of a uniform'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

172

Page     26,     line     20     [Clause     51],     leave out 'force'.

   

Mr John McDonnell
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

31

Page     26,     line     21     [Clause     51],     leave out 'or any other'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

173

Page     26,     line     23     [Clause     51],     leave out 'force'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

174

Page     26,     line     24     [Clause     51],     leave out 'force'.

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady

314

Page     26,     line     24     [Clause     51],     at end insert—

    '( ) Any emblem—

      (a) for the police force; or

      (b) applied or required by the police force or police support staff on equipment or property used for the purposes of the police force or otherwise in connection with the police force

    shall be entirely free of any association with the states of Ireland or the United Kingdom.'.

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady

315

Page     26,     line     24     [Clause     51],     at end insert—

    '( ) Any emblem—

      (a) for the police service; or

      (b) applied or required by the police service or police support staff on equipment or property used for the purposes of the police service or otherwise in connection with the police service

    shall be entirely free of any association with the states of Ireland or the United Kingdom.'.

   

Dr Norman A. Godman

327

*Page     26,     line     24     [Clause     51],     at end insert—

    '(1A) The colour of any uniform prescribed under subsection (1)(a) shall predominantly be blue.'.

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady

316

Page     26,     line     25     [Clause     51],     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr John McDonnell
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

32

Page     26,     line     26     [Clause     51],     leave out 'flag for the police force' and insert 'new flag for the police service which is entirely free from any association with either the British or Irish states'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

175

Page     26,     line     26     [Clause     51],     leave out 'force'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

176

Page     26,     line     28     [Clause     51],     leave out 'force'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

177

Page     26,     line     29     [Clause     51],     leave out 'force'.

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady

317

Page     26,     line     29     [Clause     51],     at end insert—

    '( ) Regulations made under subsection (2) above shall provide that the Union Flag shall not be flown over any land or buildings used for the purposes of the police force.'.

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady

318

Page     26,     line     29     [Clause     51],     at end insert—

    '( ) Regulations made under subsection (2) above shall provide that the Union Flag shall not be flown over any land or buildings used for the purposes of the police service.'.

   

Mr John McDonnell

Mr Jeremy Corbyn

33

Page     26,     line     30     [Clause     51],     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

178

Page     26,     line     35     [Clause     52],     leave out 'member of the police force' and insert 'police officer'.

   

Mr John McDonnell

Mr Jeremy Corbyn

34

Page     26,     line     37     [Clause     52],     leave out 'as far as practicable'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

179

Page     26,     line     38     [Clause     52],     leave out 'member of the police force' and insert 'police officer'.


   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

180

Page     27,     line     4     [Clause     53],     leave out 'force'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

181

Page     27,     line     13     [Clause     54],     leave out 'force'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

182

Page     27,     line     24     [Clause     54],     leave out 'force'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

183

Page     27,     line     26     [Clause     54],     leave out 'force'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

184

Page     27,     line     30     [Clause     54],     leave out 'force'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

185

Page     27,     line     33     [Clause     54],     leave out 'force'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

186

Page     27,     line     36     [Clause     54],     leave out 'force'.

   

Mr David Trimble
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

63

Page     27,     line     37     [Clause     54],     at end add—

      '(j) the effectiveness of district policing partnerships in the carrying out of their functions;

      (k) the level of public satisfaction with the performance of individual district policing partnerships.'.


   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

187

Page     28,     line     17     [Clause     55],     leave out 'both Houses' and insert 'each House'.

   

Mr John McDonnell

Mr Jeremy Corbyn

35

Page     28,     line     32     [Clause     56],     leave out subsection (3)(b).


   

Mr John McDonnell

Mr Jeremy Corbyn

36

Page     29,     line     3     [Clause     56],     at end add—

    '(6) Any reference by the Chief Constable to the Secretary of State under subsection (3)(a) shall specify the precise nature of the threat to national security which compliance with the requirement to report to the Board under subsection (1) would entail.'.

   

Mr David Trimble
Mr Ken Maginnis
Mr William Thompson

55

Page     29,     line     11     [Clause     57],     at end insert—

    '(1A) No inquiry shall be caused under subsection (1) if it relates to the conduct of a member of the police force which took place more than the prescribed period before the date on which a report under section 56 was submitted to the board.

    (1)(2) The prescribed period shall be the prescribed period determined by the Secretary of State under section 64 of the 1998 Act.'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

188

Page     29,     line     29     [Clause     57],     leave out 'one month' and insert '30 days'.

   

Mr Secretary Mandelson

189

Page     29,     line     32     [Clause     57],     leave out from 'Board' to end of line 33 and insert—

    '( ) The Secretary of State may overrule the Board only if, in his opinion, the inquiry—

      (a) should not be held on a ground mentioned in subsection (3); or

      (b) would serve no useful purpose.'.


   

Mr John McDonnell
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

38

Page     30,     line     12     [Clause     57],     leave out subsection (11).

   

Mr John Hume
Mr Seamus Mallon
Mr Eddie McGrady

319

Page     30,     line     14     [Clause     57],     at end insert ', save to the extent that it is necessary to do so in order to inquire adequately into any matter arising after the coming into force of this section'.

   

Mr John McDonnell
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

39

Page     30,     line     30     [Clause     57],     at end add—

    '(16) None of the grounds mentioned in subsection (3)(a) to (e) shall prevent or prohibit the Secretary of State from exercising his powers to order an inquiry into any matter connected with policing under section 44 of the 1998 Act.'.

   

Mr John McDonnell
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

40

Page     30,     line     30     [Clause     57],     at end add—

    '(17) In section 44 of the 1998 Act there shall be substituted for subsection (2)—

      "(2) An inquiry shall be held in public unless it appears to the Secretary of State that it would be consistent with the public interest that the inquiry be held in private".'.


   

Mr John McDonnell
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

41

Page     31,     line     4     [Clause     59],     leave out from 'may' to 'which' in line 6 and insert 'investigate and make to the Chief Constable and the Board a report on any matters which concern the practices and policies of the police service and trends in relation to individual officers'.

 
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