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Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Bill
Schedule 9 — District policing partnerships: Belfast sub-groups

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      (2)  

In paragraph 3(3), for “date of the local general election” substitute “day

before the reconstitution date”.

      (3)  

At the end of paragraph 3 add—

    “(7)  

Where a political member ceases to hold office at any time during

the transitional period, no appointment shall be made to fill the

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casual vacancy; and paragraph 2 and sub-paragraph (1) of this

paragraph shall have effect subject to this sub-paragraph.”

      (4)  

In paragraph 4, after sub-paragraph (2) insert—

   “(2A)  

Where, following a local general election, the Board has completed

the appointment of the independent members of the sub-group for

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a police district, it shall publish notice of the date which is to be the

reconstitution date in relation to the sub-group for that police

district.

     (2B)  

Notice under sub-paragraph (2A) shall be published in such

manner as appears to the Board appropriate for bringing it to the

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attention of interested persons.”

      (5)  

In paragraph 4(4), for “date of the local general election” substitute “day

before the reconstitution date”.

      (6)  

At the end of paragraph 4 add—

    “(8)  

Where an independent member ceases to hold office at any time

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during the transitional period, no appointment shall be made to

fill the casual vacancy; and paragraph 2 and sub-paragraphs (1)

and (2) of this paragraph shall have effect subject to this sub-

paragraph.”

Removal of members of sub-group from office

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3          

In paragraph 7(1) (removal of members of sub-group), for head (c)

substitute—

“(c)   

he has been convicted in Northern Ireland or elsewhere

after the date of his appointment of a criminal offence

(whether committed before or after that date);”.

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Chairman and vice-chairman of sub-group

4          

For paragraph 9 (chairman and vice-chairman of sub-group) substitute—

“Chairman and vice-chairman

9     (1)  

For each sub-group there shall be a chairman appointed by the

council from among the political members.

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      (2)  

In making appointments to the office of chairman, the council

shall ensure that, so far as is practicable—

(a)   

a person is appointed to that office for a term of 12 months

at a time or, where that period is shorter than 18 months,

for a period ending with the reconstitution date next

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following his appointment;

 

 

Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Bill
Schedule 9 — District policing partnerships: Belfast sub-groups

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(b)   

that office is held in turn by each of the four largest parties

represented on the council immediately after the last local

general election.

      (3)  

Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, a person

shall hold and vacate office as chairman in accordance with the

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terms of his appointment.

      (4)  

A person may at any time resign as chairman by notice in writing

to the council.

      (5)  

If the chairman ceases to be a member of the sub-group, he shall

also cease to hold office as chairman.

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9A    (1)  

For each sub-group there shall be a vice-chairman elected by the

independent members from among such members.

      (2)  

The election of a vice-chairman shall be conducted in accordance

with procedures determined by the sub-group under paragraph

14(4).

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      (3)  

Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, a person

shall hold and vacate office as vice-chairman in accordance with

such terms as the Board may determine.

      (4)  

In determining terms under sub-paragraph (3), the Board shall

ensure that, so far as is practicable, a person holds office as vice-

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chairman for a term of 12 months at a time or, where that period is

shorter than 18 months, for a period ending with the

reconstitution date next following his election to that office.

      (5)  

A person may at any time resign as vice-chairman by notice in

writing to the Board.

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      (6)  

If the vice-chairman ceases to be a member of the sub-group, he

shall also cease to hold office as vice-chairman.”

 

 

 
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