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Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]


Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]





Part 1


The Northern Ireland Policing Board

      1        Consultation with Board

      2        Board’s policing objectives

      3        Public meetings of the Board

      4        Contracts relating to detention and escort services

      5        Funding for pension purposes

      6        Accounts and audit

      7        Performance summaries

      8        Performance summaries: supplementary

Reports and inquiries

      9        Reports of Chief Constable

      10        Inquiries by Board

      11        Approval of proposals relating to inquiries by Board

The Police Ombudsman

      12        Investigations into current police practices and policies

District policing partnerships

      13        Independent members

      14        Disqualification

      15        Council’s powers

Police functions and service

      16        Core policing principles

      17        Chief Constable’s functions

      18        Provision of information to Board

      19        Fixed-term appointments

      20        Protected disclosures by police officers

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Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]



Information and inquiries

      21        Restriction on disclosure of information

      22        Special committee of the Board

      23        Disclosure of information and holding of inquiries

Part 2

Police powers

Designation of civilians

      24        Police powers for designated police support staff

      25        Police powers for designated contracted-out staff

      26        Police powers: amendments

      27        Designations: supplementary

      28        Complaints and misconduct

      29        Liability for unlawful conduct

      30        Notifiable memberships

      31        Code of ethics

      32        Assaults on, and obstruction of, designated persons

      33        Impersonation etc. of designated persons

      34        Designated persons: interpretation

Searches and samples

      35        Intimate searches

      36        Intimate samples

Codes of practice

      37        Codes of practice

Part 3


      38        Orders and regulations

      39        Repeals and revocations

      40        Extent

      41        Short title

                  Schedule 1                                         Powers exercisable by designated persons

                  Part 1                    —                     Investigating officers

                  Part 2                    —                     Detention officers

                  Part 3                    —                     Escort officers

                  Part 4                    —                     Interpretation

                  Schedule 2                                         Police powers: amendments

                  Schedule 3                                         Repeals and revocations


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