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

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Period of retention in a pool of qualified applicants

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Mr David Wilshire

NC20

*To move the following Clause:—

       'In section 46 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (c. 32) (discrimination in appointments) after subsection (1) insert—

          "(1A)   Where a person from the pool of qualified applicants is not appointed under section 39 (appointment of police trainees) because—

          (a) there are insufficient numbers of qualified applicants from persons who are treated as Roman Catholics; or

          (b) there are insufficient numbers of qualified applicants from persons who are not so treated

        they shall, subject to their consent, remain within the qualified pool of applicants for a period not exceeding eighteen months".'.


Majority of Board to approve inquiries under section 60

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Mr David Wilshire

NC21

*To move the following Clause—

    '(1)   Paragraph 18 of Schedule 1 to the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (procedure for decisions of Board relating to Inquiries under section 60) is amended as set out in subsections (2) and (3).

    (2)   For sub-paragraph (5) substitute—

          "(5)   The Board shall not take any of the steps mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a) unless a proposal to that effect has been approved by a majority of members of the Board.".

    (3)   For sub-paragraph (6) substitute—

          "(6)   The required number of members is a majority of the Board.".'.


Control over the police

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Mr David Wilshire

NC22

*To move the following Clause:—

       'In section 33 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (General functions of the Chief Constable) for subsection (1) substitute—

          "(1)   The police shall, for all operational purposes, be under the direction and control of the Chief Constable.".'.


Disqualification

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Mr David Wilshire

NC23

*To move the following Clause:—

       'In paragraph 8 of Schedule 3 to the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (disqualification for membership of a district policing partnership), after sub-paragraph (1) insert—

      "(1A) A person removed from office under paragraph 7(1) is disqualified for membership of a DPP for five years following his removal.".'.


The Board's policing plan

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Mr David Wilshire

NC24

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Section 26 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (The Board's policing plan) is amended as follows.

    (2)   In subsection (2) omit paragraph (b).

    (3)   Omit subsections (3) and (4).

    (4)   In subsection (5)(b) for "consultation with" substitute "obtaining the agreement of".

    (5)   In subsection (6) after "State", insert "and the First Minister".'.


   

Mr Secretary Murphy

1

Page     1,     line     12     [Clause     1],     after 'Constable', insert—

      '(aa) the Ombudsman;

      (ab) the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission;

      (ac) the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland;'.

   

Mr Secretary Murphy

2

Page     1,     line     15     [Clause     1],     leave out subsection (2).


   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Mr David Wilshire

87

*Page     2,     line     6     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '( )   In subsection (2)(b) after "Constable", insert—

      "(b) the first Minister; and".'.


   

Mr David Trimble
Lady Hermon

38

Page     6,     line     10,     leave out Clause 9.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Mr David Wilshire

70

*Page     6,     line     13     [Clause     9],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   In subsection (2) at the beginning insert 'Except where subsection (2A) applies

    (1B)   After subsection 2 insert—

      (2A) Subsection 2 shall not apply where a longer period for the purposes of 2(b) is not agreed by the Chief Constable and the Board

      (2B) Where there is no agreement between the Chief Constable and the Board for the purposes of 2(b) a report shall be made within a longer period as may be determined by Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary.".'.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Mr David Wilshire

71

*Page     6,     line     19     [Clause     9],     at end insert—

    '(3A)   The Chief Constable may refer to the Secretary of State a requirement to submit a report under subsection (1) if it appears to the Chief Constable that a report in compliance with the requirement would contain information that ought not to be disclosed because it would, or would be likely, to prejudice on-going police investigations and operations.'.

   

Mr David Trimble
Lady Hermon

39

Page     6,     line     20     [Clause     9],     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Mr David Wilshire

72

*Page     6,     line     27     [Clause     9],     at end insert—

    '(aa)   exempting the Chief Constable from the obligation to report to the Board information the disclosure of which, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, would, or would be likely, to prejudice on-going police investigations or operations.'.

   

Mr Secretary Murphy

3

Page     6,     line     29     [Clause     9],     leave out from 'to' to end of line 30 and insert 'a special purposes committee.'.

   

Mr David Trimble
Lady Hermon

40

Page     6,     line     38     [Clause     9],     leave out 'or (b)' and insert ', (b) or (c)'.


   

Mr David Trimble
Lady Hermon

41

Page     7,     line     2     [Clause     9],     at end insert 'or

      (c) information that would, or would be likely to, prejudice the prevention or detection of crime or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders.'.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Mr David Wilshire

73

*Page     7,     line     2     [Clause     9],     at end insert—

    '(c)   information the disclosure of which would, or would be likely to, prejudice on-going police investigations or operations.'.

   

Mr Secretary Murphy

4

Page     7,     line     4     [Clause     9],     leave out from second 'to' to end of line 5 and insert 'a special purposes committee.'.

   

Mr Secretary Murphy

5

Page     7,     line     6     [Clause     9],     leave out second 'the' and insert 'a'.

   

Mr Secretary Murphy

6

Page     7,     line     7     [Clause     9],     leave out from 'shall' to end of line 10 and insert 'prepare a summary of the information.

    (4F)   The Chief Constable shall try to obtain the agreement of the committee to the terms of the summary.

    (4FA)   If the committee agrees to the terms of the summary, the Chief Constable shall include the summary in the report to the Board.'.

   

Mr Secretary Murphy

7

Page     7,     line     12     [Clause     9],     leave out second 'the' and insert 'a'.

   

Mr David Trimble
Lady Hermon

42

Page     7,     line     32,     leave out Clause 10.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Mr David Wilshire

74

*Page     7,     line     40     [Clause     10],     at end insert—

    '(2A)   The Chief Constable may refer to the Secretary of State the decision of the Board to cause an inquiry held under this Section if it appears to the Chief Constable that such an inquiry ought not to be held because it would, or would be likely to, prejudice on-going police investigations or operations.'.


   

Mr David Trimble
Lady Hermon

43

Page     8,     line     7     [Clause     10],     at end insert 'or

      (c) information that would be likely to prejudice the prevention or detection of crime or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders.'.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Mr David Wilshire

75

*Page     8,     line     7     [Clause     10],     at end insert—

    (c)   information the disclosure of which would, or would be likely to, prejudice on-going police investigations or operations.'.

   

Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Mr David Wilshire

86

*Page     8,     line     25,     leave out Clause 11.

   

Mr David Trimble
Lady Hermon

44

Page     8,     line     36     [Clause     11],     leave out subsection (4).


   

Mr David Trimble
Lady Hermon

45

Page     9,     line     8     [Clause     12],     leave out 'he has' and insert 'the Board and the Secretary of State have'.

   

Mr David Trimble
Lady Hermon

46

Page     9,     line     8     [Clause     12],     leave out from 'he' to end of line 9 and insert 'is of the view that the policy or practice should be considered given that a member of the police service acting in accordance with that policy or practice has committed a criminal offence, or is responsible for conduct that gave rise to disciplinary proceedings.'.

   

Mr David Trimble
Lady Hermon

47

Page     9,     line     14     [Clause     12],     at end insert—

    '(2A)   No investigation under this section shall extend to events or incidences that occurred before the coming into force of this section.'.

 
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