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

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Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Mr David Wilshire

69

Page     11,     line     37     [Clause     17],     at end insert—

    '(5)   Notwithstanding subsections (2), (3) and (4), the operational independence of the Chief Constable for the direction and control of the police shall remain unaffected.'.


   

Mr Secretary Murphy

33

Page     23,     line     12     [Clause     37],     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Mr Secretary Murphy

34

Page     23,     line     27     [Clause     38],     at end insert—

    '(2A)   No order may be made under section [Independent members: declaration against terrorism](6), [Independent members: disqualification](2) or [Belfast](2) unless a draft of the statutory rule containing the order to be made has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.'.

   

Mr Secretary Murphy

35

Page     23,     line     29     [Clause     38],     after 'section', insert '[Independent members: declaration against terrorism](6), [Independent members: disqualification](2), [Belfast](2),'.


   

Mr Secretary Murphy

37

Page     35,     line     18     [Schedule     3],     after 'Schedule 1,', insert 'in paragraph 3(7)(b), the word "or" immediately preceding sub-paragraph (iii), in paragraph 10(1)(b), the word "or" immediately preceding sub-paragraph (iii) and'.


REMAINING NEW CLAUSES

Exceptions to limits on complaints and references to Ombudsman

   

Mr David Trimble
Lady Hermon

NC7

To move the following Clause:—

       'In section 64 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (c. 32) (regulations) after subsection (2A) there shall be inserted—

      "(2B) The Secretary of State may only prescribe exceptions pursuant to subsection (2A) above if the circumstances are both grave and exceptional.".'.


Name of the police in Northern Ireland

   

Mr David Burnside

NC15

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Section 1 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (c. 32) (name of the police in Northern Ireland) is amended as follows.

    (2)   In subsection (2) for "Police Service of Northern Ireland" substitute "Police Service—the Royal Ulster Constabulary".

    (3)   In subsection (4) for "The Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve" substitute "the Police Service Reserve—the Royal Ulster Constabulary".'.


Consultation on policing objectives

   

Mr Quentin Davies

Mr John Taylor

Mr David Wilshire

NC17

To move the following Clause:—

       'In section 24 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (c. 32) (Secretary of State's long term policing objectives) for subsection (2) substitute—

    "(2)   Before determining or revising any objectives under this section, the Secretary of State shall consult the Board and the Chief Constable with a view to obtaining their agreement to the proposed code of practice or revision.

    (2A)   Before determining or revising any objectives under this section, the Secretary of State may also consult—

      (a) the Ombudsman;

      (b) the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission;

      (c) the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland;

      (d) such other persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.".'.


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.".'.


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".'.


POLICE (NORTHERN IRELAND) BILL [LORDS] (PROGRAMME)

That the following provision shall apply to the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords]—

Committal

    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 4th March 2003.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the day on which proceedings on consideration are commenced.

    6.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made by the House on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.


POLICE (NORTHERN IRELAND) BILL [LORDS] (PROGRAMME) (NO. 4)

   

Mr Secretary Murphy
Mr Ben Bradshaw
That the programme order of 10th February 2003 in relation to the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] be further varied as follows—

Consideration and Third Reading

    1.   Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the order shall be omitted.

    2.   Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall be concluded in two days.

    3.   Proceedings on consideration shall be taken on each of those days as shown in the first column of the following Table and shall be taken in the order so shown.

    4.   Proceedings on the first day shall be brought to a conclusion six and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on that day or at the conclusion of the proceedings set down for that day, whichever is earlier.

    5.   The proceedings shown in the first column of the table shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the second column of the Table.

TABLE

ProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
First day
New Clauses relating to district policing partnerships, New Schedules relating to district policing partnerships and amendments relating to Clauses 13 to 15Six and a half hours after the commencement of the proceedings
Second day
Amendments relating to Clauses 23, 22, 18, 9, 10, 21, 11, 12, New Clauses relating to appointments to the Police Service of Northern Ireland, amendments relating to Clause 19, New Clauses relating to members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland engaged on other police service, amendments relating to Clauses 16, 20 and 24, amendments relating to Schedule 1, amendments relating to Clauses 4, 25 and 26, amendments relating to Schedule 2, amendments relating to Clauses 27 to 36 and 1, New Clauses relating to codes of practice, amendments relating to Clauses 2, 17, 3, 5 to 8, 37 to 39, amendments relating to Schedule 3, amendments relating to Clauses 40 and 41, remaining New Clauses, remaining New Schedules and remaining proceedings on consideration.6.00 p.m.

    6.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 p.m. on the second of those days.


 
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