Amendments proposed to the Police and Justice Bill - continued House of Commons

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Secretary John Reid

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*Page     63,     line     4     [Schedule     1],     at end insert—

     (1) Schedule 3 (handling of complaints and conduct matters etc.) is amended as follows.

    (2) In paragraph 16(3) (investigations by the appropriate authority on its own behalf: appointment of person to conduct investigation), after paragraph (b) there is inserted "or

                (c)   a member of the staff of the National Policing Improvement Agency who is a constable,".

    (3) In paragraph 17(2) (investigations supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission: appointment of person to conduct investigation), after paragraph (b) there is inserted "or

                (c)   a member of the staff of the National Policing Improvement Agency who is a constable,".

    (4) In paragraph 17(4) (power of Commission to require different person to be selected to conduct investigation), for "or (b)" there is substituted ", (b) or (c)".'.


   

Secretary John Reid

54

Page     66,     line     22     [Schedule     2],     at end insert—

            '( )   the conduct of proceedings of a panel, including any procedures that a panel is to follow,'.

   

Lynne Featherstone
Martin Horwood
Mr David Heath

2

Page     66,     line     32     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'appointment' and insert 'election'.

   

Secretary John Reid

55

Page     66,     line     32     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'vice-chairman' and insert 'one or more vice-chairmen'.

   

Secretary John Reid

56

Page     66,     line     35     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'the chairman and vice-chairman are' and insert 'a chairman or vice-chairman is'.

   

Lynne Featherstone
Martin Horwood
Mr David Heath

3

Page     66,     line     36     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'appointed' and insert 'elected'.

   

Lynne Featherstone
Martin Horwood
Mr David Heath

4

Page     66,     line     37     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'appointment' and insert 'election'.

   

Secretary John Reid

57

Page     66,     line     38     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'the chairman and' and insert 'a chairman or'.

   

Lynne Featherstone
Martin Horwood
Mr David Heath

5

Page     66,     line     42     [Schedule     2],     leave out 're-appointment' and insert 're-election'.

   

Lynne Featherstone
Martin Horwood
Mr David Heath

6

Page     66,     line     43     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'appointed' and insert 'elected'.

   

Lynne Featherstone
Martin Horwood
Mr David Heath

7

Page     66,     line     48     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'appointment' and insert 'election'.

   

Secretary John Reid

58

Page     66,     line     48     [Schedule     2],     leave out second 'the' and insert 'a'.


   

Secretary John Reid

59

Page     68,     line     36     [Schedule     2],     at end insert—

            '( )   the conduct of proceedings of the panel, including any procedures that the panel is to follow,'.

   

Lynne Featherstone
Martin Horwood
Mr David Heath

8

Page     68,     line     46     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'appointment' and insert 'election'.

   

Secretary John Reid

60

Page     68,     line     46     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'vice-chairman' and insert 'one or more vice-chairmen'.


   

Secretary John Reid

61

Page     69,     line     1     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'the chairman and vice-chairman are' and insert 'a chairman or vice-chairman is'.

   

Lynne Featherstone
Martin Horwood
Mr David Heath

9

Page     69,     line     2     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'appointed' and insert 'elected'.

   

Lynne Featherstone
Martin Horwood
Mr David Heath

10

Page     69,     line     3     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'appointment' and insert 'election'.

   

Secretary John Reid

62

Page     69,     line     4     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'the chairman and' and insert 'a chairman or'.

   

Lynne Featherstone
Martin Horwood
Mr David Heath

11

Page     69,     line     8     [Schedule     2],     leave out 're-appointment' and insert 're-election'.

   

Lynne Featherstone
Martin Horwood
Mr David Heath

12

Page     69,     line     9     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'appointed' and insert 'elected'.

   

Lynne Featherstone
Martin Horwood
Mr David Heath

13

Page     69,     line     14     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'appointment' and insert 'election'.

   

Secretary John Reid

63

Page     69,     line     14     [Schedule     2],     leave out second 'the' and insert 'a'.


   

Secretary John Reid

64

Page     72,     line     30     [Schedule     2],     at end insert—

      'Appointment of deputy chief constables etc

    15A (5) Section 11A (appointment and removal of deputy chief constables) is amended as follows.

    (6) In subsection (1) (police forces to have a deputy chief constable), for "a deputy chief constable" there is substituted "one or more deputy chief constables".

    (7) For subsection (2) there is substituted—

          "(2)   The appointment of a person to be a deputy chief constable of a police force shall be made, in accordance with regulations under section 50, by the police authority responsible for maintaining that force.

          (2A)   Where the police authority responsible for maintaining a police force—

          (a) proposes to increase the number of deputy chief constables that the force has, or

          (b) proposes to appoint a particular person to be a deputy chief constable,

        it may do so only after consultation with the chief constable and subject to the approval of the Secretary of State."

    15B (1) Section 12A (power of deputy to exercise functions of chief constable) is amended as follows.

    (2) In subsection (1), for "A deputy chief constable" there is substituted "The appropriate deputy chief constable".

    (3) After that subsection there is inserted—

          "(1A)   The appropriate deputy chief constable for the purposes of subsection (1) is—

          (a) in the case of a police force that has only one deputy chief constable, the deputy chief constable;

          (b) in the case of a police force that has more than one deputy chief constable, the most senior deputy chief constable.

          (1B)   The chief constable of a police force that has more than one deputy chief constable shall, after consulting the police authority responsible for maintaining the force, designate the deputy chief constables in order of seniority for the purposes of subsection (1A)(b).

          (1C)   During any absence, incapacity or suspension from duty of the person who—

          (a) is designated as the most senior deputy chief constable for the purposes of subsection (1A)(b), or

          (b) is treated under this subsection as the most senior deputy chief constable,

        the person designated as the next most senior deputy chief constable shall be treated as the most senior one for those purposes."

    (4) For subsection (2) there is substituted—

          "(2)   The chief constable of a police force shall, after consulting the police authority responsible for maintaining the force, designate a person holding the rank of assistant chief constable in that force to exercise or perform any or all of the powers or duties of the chief constable during any period when—

          (a) the chief constable is absent, incapacitated or suspended from duty and—

          (i) the deputy chief constable, or each of the deputy chief constables, is also absent, incapacitated or suspended from duty, or

          (ii) the office of the deputy chief constable, or of each of the deputy chief constables, is vacant;

          or

          (b) the office of the chief constable is vacant and—

          (i) the office of the deputy chief constable, or of each of the deputy chief constables, is also vacant, or

          (ii) the deputy chief constable, or each of the deputy chief constables, is absent, incapacitated or suspended from duty."

    (5) In subsection (5), for "subsections (1) and (2)" there is substituted "subsections (1) to (2)".'.


   

David Davis
Nick Herbert
Michael Fabricant

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*Page     73,     line     18     [Schedule     2],     at end insert—

      'Referendums on proposals to alter police areas

    20A  After section 33 (Objections to alterations proposed by Secretary of State) there is inserted—

          "33A   Referendums on proposals to alter police areas

          (1)   Before making an order under section 32 the Secretary of State shall by order cause a referendum to be held in every area affected about the proposed alteration in police areas.

          (2)   The Secretary of State shall make an order under subsection (1)—

          (a) in relation to a proposed alteration made under section 32(3)(a), after he has received a request under that subsection;

          (b) in relation to a proposed alteration made under section 32(3)(b), after he has given further notice to objectors under section 33(4)(b).

          (3)   The question to be asked in a referendum to be held in pursuance of an order under subsection (1) above shall be agreed by—

          (a) the Secretary of State,

          (b) each police authority affected by the proposed alteration, and

          (c) the Electoral Commission.

        and specified in the order.

          (4)   The Secretary of State shall, in consultation with—

          (a) each police authority affected by the proposed alteration, and

          (b) the Electoral Commission

        ensure that an order made under subsection (1) above makes such provision as is necessary to secure the proper conduct of a referendum.

          (5)   No order shall be made under subsection (1) above unless a draft of the order has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

          (6)   The Secretary of State shall not exercise his power to make an order under section 32 unless a majority of votes cast in a referendum held under this section in each of the existing areas affected supports the proposed alteration." '.



 
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