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      (6)  

In subsection (8), for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

 

“(a)    

the Common Council,

 

(b)    

the Commissioner of Police for the City of London, and”.

 

      (7)  

Omit subsection (9).

 

      (8)  

Omit subsection (11).

 

12  (1)  

Section 6ZC (reports by police authorities) is amended in accordance with this

 

paragraph.

 

      (2)  

In the title, for “police authorities” substitute “the Common Council”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

for “police authorities” substitute “the Common Council”;

 

(b)    

for “policing of their areas” substitute “discharge of the Common

 

Council’s functions”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (3), for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

 

“(a)    

the Common Council,

 

(b)    

the Commissioner of Police for the City of London, and”.

 

      (5)  

Omit subsection (4).

 

13         

Omit sections 8A to 9G.

 

14         

Before section 9H insert—

 

Police ranks”.

 

15         

Omit sections 10 to 12A.

 

16         

Omit sections 14 to 17.

 

17         

Before section 18 insert—

 

City of London”.

 

18  (1)  

Section 18 (supply of goods and services) is amended in accordance with this

 

paragraph.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1), omit paragraph (a).

 

      (3)  

In subsection (1)(b)—

 

(a)    

for “shall also apply with that modification” substitute “shall,”;

 

(b)    

at the end insert “, apply with the modification set out in subsection

 

(2)”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (3)—

 

(a)    

for “A police authority” substitute “The Common Council in its

 

capacity as police authority”;

 

(b)    

for “another police authority” substitute “another local policing

 

body”;

 

(c)    

for “a police authority collaboration agreement” substitute “force

 

collaboration provision in a collaboration agreement”.

 

19         

Omit sections 19 to 21

 

20         

Omit the heading “General provisions” before section 22.

 

21  (1)  

Section 22 (reports by chief constables to police authorities) is amended as

 

follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

for “Every chief officer of police of a police force” substitute “The

 

Commissioner of Police for the City of London”;

 

(b)    

for “police authority” substitute “Common Council”;

 

(c)    

for the words from “the area” to “maintained” substitute “the City of

 

London police area”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (2), for “A chief officer” substitute “The chief constable”.


 
 

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      (4)  

In subsection (3)—

 

(a)    

for “The chief officer of police of a police force” substitute “The

 

Commissioner of Police for the City of London”;

 

(b)    

for “police authority” substitute “Common Council”;

 

(c)    

for “that authority” substitute “the Common Council”;

 

(d)    

for “area for which the force is maintained” substitute “City of London

 

police area”.

 

      (5)  

In subsection (4), for “police authority” substitute “Common Council”.

 

      (6)  

In subsection (5)—

 

(a)    

for “chief officer” substitute “Commissioner of Police for the City of

 

London”;

 

(b)    

for “police authority” substitute “Common Council”;

 

(c)    

for “that authority” substitute “the Common Council”.

 

      (7)  

In subsection (6)—

 

(a)    

for “police authority” substitute “Common Council”;

 

(b)    

for “the authority” substitute “the Common Council”.

 

22         

After section 22 insert the following cross-heading—

 

General provisions”.

 

23  (1)  

Section 24 (aid of one police force by another) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (3), for “sections 9A and 10(1)” substitute “sections 2 and 4 of

 

the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (“the 2011 Act”)”.

 

      (3)  

For subsection (3A) substitute—

 

“(3A)    

While a member of the civilian staff of a police force maintained under

 

section 2, or a member of the civilian staff of the metropolitan police

 

force, is provided under this section for the assistance of another

 

police force, that member of staff is, notwithstanding section 2 or 4 of

 

the 2011 Act, under the direction and control of the chief officer of

 

police of that other force.”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (4)—

 

(a)    

for “police authority” (in both places) substitute “local policing body”;

 

(b)    

for “those authorities” substitute “those bodies”;

 

(c)    

for “police authorities” substitute “local policing bodies”.

 

      (5)  

In subsection (4A)—

 

(a)    

for “police authority” substitute “local policing body”;

 

(b)    

for “section 10(1)” substitute “sections 2 and 4 of the 2011 Act”.

 

24         

In section 25(1) (provision of special services)—

 

(a)    

for “police authority” substitute “local policing body”;

 

(b)    

for “that authority” substitute “that body”.

 

25  (1)  

Section 26 (provision of advice and assistance to international organisations

 

etc) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

for “police authority” substitute “local policing body”;

 

(b)    

for “the authority” substitute “the body”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (2)—

 

(a)    

for “police authority” substitute “local policing body”;

 

(b)    

for “the authority” substitute “the body”.

 

      (4)  

In subsections (5) and (6), for “police authority” substitute “local policing

 

body”.


 
 

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26         

In section 27 (special constables), in subsection (2), for “police force

 

collaboration agreement” substitute “collaboration agreement”.

 

27         

In section 28 (police cadets), in subsection (3)—

 

(a)    

for “Without prejudice to subsection (2)” substitute “Accordingly”;

 

(b)    

for “the police authority that maintains a police force” substitute “the

 

chief officer of a police force”.

 

28  (1)  

Section 30 (jurisdiction of constables) is amended in accordance with this

 

paragraph.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (3A)—

 

(a)    

for “section 24” substitute “section 22A”;

 

(b)    

for “police authority” substitute “local policing body”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (3B), for “police force collaboration agreement under section

 

23” substitute “collaboration agreement under section 22A”.

 

29         

For section 31 (rewards for diligence) substitute—

 

“31    

Rewards for diligence

 

(1)    

The chief constable of a police force maintained under section 2 may

 

grant to members of that police force rewards for exceptional

 

diligence or other specially meritorious conduct.

 

(2)    

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis may grant to members

 

of the metropolitan police force rewards for exceptional diligence or

 

other specially meritorious conduct.

 

(3)    

The Common Council may, on the recommendation of the

 

Commissioner of Police for the City of London, grant out of the City

 

of London police fund to members of the City of London police force

 

rewards for exceptional diligence or other specially meritorious

 

conduct.”.

 

30         

In section 32 (power to alter police areas by order), in subsection (3)(a), for

 

“police authority” substitute “local policing body”.

 

31         

In section 33 (objections to alterations proposed by Secretary of State), in

 

subsection (1)(a), for “police authority” substitute “local policing body”.

 

32         

In section 34 (orders altering police areas: supplementary provision), omit

 

subsection (1)(a).

 

33  (1)  

Section 39A (codes of practice for chief officers) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

Omit subsection (3).

 

      (3)  

In subsection (4)—

 

(a)    

for the words from “preparing” to “Agency” substitute “issuing or

 

revising such a code, the Secretary of State”;

 

(b)    

for paragraph (a) substitute—

 

“(a)    

such persons as appear to the Secretary of State to

 

represent the views of police and crime

 

commissioners;

 

(aa)    

the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime;

 

(ab)    

the Common Council;”;

 

(c)    

for “it” substitute “the Secretary of State”.

 

34  (1)  

Section 42A is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

 

      (2)  

In the title, for “removal of senior officers” substitute “exercise of powers

 

under section 42”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (1), omit “9E, 11 or”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (2), for paragraph (a) substitute—


 
 

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“(a)    

the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime;”.

 

35         

In section 50 (regulations for police forces), in subsection (4)(a), for “police

 

authorities” substitute “local policing bodies”.

 

36         

In section 51 (regulations for special constables), in subsection (3A)(a), for

 

“police authorities” substitute “local policing bodies”.

 

37         

In section 52 (regulations for police cadets), in subsection (1A)(a), for “police

 

authorities” substitute “local policing bodies”.

 

38  (1)  

Section 53A (regulation of procedures and practices) is amended in

 

accordance with this paragraph.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (2), omit paragraph (b) (and the word “and” at the end of

 

paragraph (a)).

 

      (3)  

In subsection (3), for paragraph (a) substitute—

 

“(a)    

such persons as appear to the Secretary of State to represent

 

the views of police and crime commissioners;

 

(aa)    

the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime;

 

(ab)    

the Common Council;”.

 

      (4)  

Omit subsection (5).

 

      (5)  

In subsection (6), omit paragraph (a).

 

39  (1)  

Section 57 (common services) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (4), for paragraph (a) substitute—

 

“(a)    

such persons as appear to the Secretary of State to represent

 

the views of police and crime commissioners,

 

(aa)    

the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime,

 

(ab)    

the Common Council,”.

 

      (3)  

Omit subsections (5) and (6).

 

40         

In section 60 (regulations for Police Federations), in subsection (2)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (c), after “Federations to” insert “local policing bodies,”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (d), after “provided by” insert “local policing bodies or”.

 

41         

In section 63 (Police Advisory Boards for England and Wales and for

 

Scotland), in subsection (2), after “interests” insert “of local policing bodies,”.

 

42         

In section 84 (representation etc at disciplinary and other proceedings), in the

 

definition of “relevant authority” in subsection (4)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (a), for “a senior officer” substitute “the chief officer of

 

police”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (b), for “a senior officer, the police authority” substitute

 

“the chief officer of police, the local policing body”.

 

43         

In section 87 (guidance concerning disciplinary proceedings etc), in subsection

 

(1)—

 

(a)    

for paragraph (a) substitute—

 

“(a)    

local policing bodies,”;

 

(b)    

for paragraph (e), substitute—

 

“(e)    

members of the civilian staff of a police force,

 

including the metropolitan police force, (within the

 

meaning of Part 1 of the Police Reform and Social

 

Responsibility Act 2011.”.

 

44  (1)  

Section 88 (liability of wrongful acts of constables) is amended in accordance

 

with this paragraph.

 

      (2)  

In subsections (2)(b) and (4), for “police authority” substitute “local policing

 

body”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (5)—


 
 

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(a)    

in paragraph (a), for “police authority” substitute “local policing

 

body”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (c), for “authority’s” substitute “local policing body’s”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (5A), for “police authority” (in each place) substitute “local

 

policing body”.

 

      (5)  

In subsection (6), for “police authority” (in each place) substitute “local

 

policing body”.

 

45         

In section 93 (acceptance of gifts or loans), in subsection (1), for “the

 

authority” substitute “the body”.

 

46         

In section 97 (police officers engaged on service outside their force), in

 

subsection (2), for “police authority” (in each place) substitute “local policing

 

body”.

 

47  (1)  

Section 98 (cross-border aid of one police force by another) is amended in

 

accordance with this paragraph.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (6)—

 

(a)    

for “police authority” (in each place) substitute “local policing body”;

 

(b)    

for “those authorities” substitute “those bodies”;

 

(c)    

for “police authorities” substitute “local policing bodies”.

 

      (3)  

Before subsection (7) insert—

 

“(6B)    

In this section “local policing body” includes—

 

(a)    

a police authority in Scotland, and

 

(b)    

the Northern Ireland Policing Board.”.

 

48         

Omit Schedules 2 and 2A.

 

49  (1)  

Schedule 6 (appeals to Police Appeals Tribunals) is amended in accordance

 

with this paragraph.

 

      (2)  

In paragraph 2(1)—

 

(a)    

for “four members” substitute “three members”;

 

(b)    

for “relevant police authority” (in the first place) substitute “relevant

 

local policing body”;

 

(c)    

in sub-paragraph (b), at the end insert “and”;

 

(d)    

omit sub-paragraph (c).

 

      (3)  

In paragraph 9, for “relevant police authority” (in each place) substitute

 

“relevant local policing body”.

 

      (4)  

In paragraph 10(b), for “relevant police authority” means the police authority”

 

substitute “relevant local policing body” means the local policing body”.

 

Part 2

 

Greater London Authority Act 1999

 

50         

The Greater London Authority Act 1999 is amended in accordance with this

 

Part.

 

51         

In section 45 (Mayor’s periodic report to Assembly), in subsection (7)(b), for

 

“Metropolitan Police Authority” substitute “Mayor’s Office for Policing and

 

Crime”.

 

52         

In section 54 (discharge of functions by committees or single members), omit

 

subsection (6).

 

53         

In section 61 (power to require attendance at Assembly meetings), in

 

subsection (12), omit paragraph (a).


 
 

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54         

In section 86 (provisions supplemental to section 85), in subsection (2), for

 

“Metropolitan Police Authority” substitute “Mayor’s Office for Policing and

 

Crime”.

 

55  (1)  

Section 90 (the special item for the purposes of section 89) is amended as

 

follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1), for “Metropolitan Police Authority” substitute “Mayor’s

 

Office for Policing and Crime”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (2)—

 

(a)    

for “Metropolitan Police Authority” (in each place) substitute

 

“Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (b), for “that Authority” substitute “that Office”.

 

56         

In section 389 (the Superannuation Act 1972), in subsection (1)(d), for

 

“Metropolitan Police Authority” substitute “Mayor’s Office for Policing and

 

Crime”.

 

57         

In section 404 (discrimination), in subsection (1)(b), for “Metropolitan Police

 

Authority” substitute “Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime”.

 

58         

In section 408 (transfers of property, rights or liabilities), in subsection (2), for

 

paragraph (f) substitute—

 

“(f)    

a police and crime commissioner;”.

 

59         

In section 411 (pensions), omit subsection (9).

 

60         

In section 419 (taxation), in subsection (1)(b), for “Metropolitan Police

 

Authority” substitute “Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime”.

 

61         

In Schedule 4 (exercise of functions during vacancy or temporary incapacity

 

of Mayor), omit—

 

(a)    

paragraph 9, and

 

(b)    

paragraph 17.

 

Part 3

 

Other enactments

 

Tramways Act 1870

 

62         

In the Tramways Act 1870, in the heading of section 61 (power for local or

 

police authorities to regulate traffic in roads), for “local or police authorities

 

substitute “local authorities and police”.

 

Riot (Damages) Act 1886

 

63         

In the Riot (Damages) Act 1886, in section 9 (definitions), in paragraph (c) of

 

the definition of “compensation authority”, for “police authority” substitute

 

“local policing body”.

 

Police (Property) Act 1897

 

64  (1)  

In the Police (Property) Act 1897, section 2 (regulations with respect to

 

unclaimed property in possession of police) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (2A)—

 

(a)    

for “relevant authority” (in each place) substitute “relevant body”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (d), for “the authority” substitute “the relevant body”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (2B)—

 

(a)    

for “relevant authority” substitute “relevant body”;

 

(b)    

for “police authority” substitute “local policing body”.


 
 

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Licensing Act 1902

 

65         

In the Licensing Act 1902, in section 6 (prohibition on sale of liquor to persons

 

declared to be habitual drunkards), for “police authority” (in each place)

 

substitute “local policing body”.

 

Local Government (Emergency Provisions) Act 1916

 

66         

In the Local Government (Emergency Provisions) Act 1916, in section 21

 

(interpretation), after “Provided that where any such authority is” insert “a

 

local policing body or”.

 

Police, Factories, &c (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916

 

67  (1)  

In the Police, Factories, &c (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916, section 5

 

(regulation of street collections) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1A), for paragraph (b) substitute—

 

“(b)    

the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, and”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (2)(b), for “a police authority” substitute “the Mayor’s Office for

 

Policing and Crime”.

 

Children and Young Persons Act 1933

 

68         

The Children and Young Persons Act 1933 is amended as follows.

 

69         

In section 7 (sale of tobacco, etc, to persons under 18), in subsection (3), for

 

“police authority” substitute “local policing body”.

 

70         

In section 12 (failing to provide for safety of children at entertainments), in

 

subsection (5)(b), for “police authority” substitute “chief officer of police”.

 

Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection of Civil Interests) Act 1951

 

71         

The Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection of Civil Interests) Act 1951 is

 

amended as follows.

 

72         

In section 18 (protection of tenure, in connection with employment, under a

 

licence or a rent-free letting, by extension of the Rent Acts), in subsection

 

(6)—

 

(a)    

after “either by the” insert “relevant local policing body or”;

 

(b)    

for “that authority” substitute “that body or authority”.

 

73         

In section 20 (modifications of Rent Acts as respects occupation by

 

employees), in subsection (3)(b), after “required by the” insert “relevant local

 

policing body or”.

 

74         

In section 23 (interpretation of Part 2), in subsection (1), in the definition of

 

“relevant police authority”—

 

(a)    

for ““relevant police authority”” substitute ““relevant local policing

 

body” or “relevant police authority””;

 

(b)    

for “the police authority” substitute “the local policing body or the

 

police authority”.

 

75         

In Schedule 2 (capacities in respect of which payments may be made under

 

Part 5, and paying authorities), in Part 1, in the second column of entry number

 

4, at the beginning insert “The local policing body or”.

 

Town and Country Planning Act 1959

 

76         

In the Town and Country Planning Act 1959, in Part 1 of Schedule 4

 

(authorities in England and Wales to whom Part 2 applies), omit paragraph 8.


 
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