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(ab)    

a member of the staff of the Mayor’s Office for

 

Policing and Crime (within the meaning of that Part

 

of that Act),

 

(ac)    

a member of the civilian staff of a police force,

 

including the metropolitan police force, (within the

 

meaning of that Part of that Act),”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (b), omit the words from “a person” to “or”.

 

308      

In section 302 (compensation), in subsection (7A)(a), for sub-paragraph (i),

 

substitute—

 

“(i)    

who was a member of the civilian staff of a police

 

force, including the metropolitan police force, (within

 

the meaning of that Part of that Act), or”.

 

Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003

 

309      

The Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 is amended as follows.

 

310      

In section 8 (reimbursement of costs)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (1), for “A police authority” substitute “A local policing

 

body”;

 

(b)    

in subsection (4)—

 

(i)    

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

 

local policing body”;

 

(ii)    

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

 

policing body”.

 

311      

In section 11H (Part 1A closure order: reimbursement of costs)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (1), for “A police authority” substitute “A local policing

 

body”;

 

(b)    

in subsection (4)—

 

(i)    

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

 

local policing body”;

 

(ii)    

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

 

policing body”.

 

Courts Act 2003

 

312      

The Courts Act 2003 is amended as follows.

 

313      

In section 8 (local justice areas), in subsection (7), for paragraph (c)

 

substitute—

 

“(c)    

a police and crime commissioner or the Mayor’s Office for

 

Policing and Crime.”.

 

314      

In section 41 (disqualification of lay justices who are members of local

 

authorities), in subsection (6)(c), for the words from “a police authority” to

 

“Metropolitan Police Authority” substitute “a police and crime commissioner,

 

the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime”.

 

Criminal Justice Act 2003

 

315      

In the Criminal Justice Act 2003, in section 221 (provision of attendance

 

centres), in subsection (3)—

 

(a)    

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

 

(b)    

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


 
 

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Finance Act 2003

 

316      

In the Finance Act 2003, in Schedule 9 (stamp duty land tax: right to buy,

 

shared ownership leases etc), for “police authority” (in the first place)

 

substitute “local policing body”.

 

Licensing Act 2003

 

317      

In the Licensing Act 2003, in section 170 (exemption of police from liability

 

for damages), in subsection (4A)—

 

(a)    

after “such a person” insert “exercising such powers by virtue of such

 

a designation by the Commissioner of Police of the City of London”;

 

(b)    

for “a police authority” substitute “the Common Council of the City of

 

London”.

 

Local Government Act 2003

 

318      

The Local Government Act 2003 is amended as follows.

 

319      

In section 23 (meaning of “local authority”), in subsection (1), for paragraph

 

(n) substitute—

 

“(n)    

a police and crime commissioner;”.

 

320      

In section 25 (budget calculations: report on robustness of estimates etc), in

 

subsection (3)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (d), omit “or”;

 

(b)    

at the end of paragraph (e), insert “or

 

(f)    

Schedule 1, 2 or 4 to the Police Reform and Social

 

Responsibility Act 2011”.

 

321      

In section 33 (interpretation of Chapter 1), in subsection (1), for paragraph (m)

 

substitute—

 

“(m)    

a police and crime commissioner.

 

322      

In section 95 (power to trade in function-related activities through a company),

 

in subsection (7)—

 

(a)    

omit the definition of “police authority”;

 

(b)    

in the definition of “relevant authority”, for “a police authority or”

 

substitute “the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity

 

as a police authority and”.

 

323      

In section 101 (staff transfer matters: general), omit subsection (7).

 

Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003

 

324      

The Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 is amended as follows.

 

325      

In section 25 (special constables), in subsection (5)(d), for “police authority”

 

substitute “local policing body”.

 

326      

In section 28 (exercise of powers by civilians), in subsection (1)(a), for “police

 

authority employees” substitute “civilian staff”.

 

327      

In section 45 (regulation of procedure and practice), omit subsection (2)(a).

 

328      

In section 50 (policing objectives: Authority), in subsection (3)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (a), at the end insert “and”;

 

(b)    

omit paragraph (c) (and the word “and” at the end of paragraph (b)).

 

329      

In section 55 (three-year strategy plan)—

 

(a)    

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

 

(b)    

omit paragraph (d) (and the word “and” at the end of paragraph (c)).


 
 

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330      

In Schedule 4 (British Transport Police Authority), in paragraph 7

 

(disqualification), for sub-paragraph (2)(c) substitute—

 

“(c)    

a member of a police and crime commissioner’s staff (within

 

the meaning of Part 1 of the Police Reform and Social

 

Responsibility Act 2011),

 

(ca)    

a member of the staff of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and

 

Crime (within the meaning of that Part of that Act),

 

(cb)    

a member of the civilian staff of a police force, including the

 

metropolitan police force, (within the meaning of that Part of

 

that Act), or”.

 

Sexual Offences Act 2003

 

331      

In the Sexual Offences Act 2003, in section 136M (reimbursement of costs),

 

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

 

Children Act 2004

 

332      

The Children Act 2004 is amended as follows.

 

333      

In section 10 (co-operation to improve well-being: England), in subsection

 

(4)(b), for “the police authority” substitute “the local policing body”.

 

334      

In section 11 (arrangements to safeguard and promote welfare: England), in

 

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

 

335      

In section 25 (co-operation to improve well-being: Wales), in subsection

 

(4)(a), for “the police authority” substitute “the local policing body”.

 

336      

In section 28 (arrangements to safeguard and promote welfare: Wales), in

 

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

 

Housing Act 2004

 

337      

In the Housing Act 2004, in Schedule 14 (buildings which are not HMOs), in

 

paragraph 2(1) (buildings controlled or managed by public sector bodies etc),

 

for sub-paragraphs (c) and (d) substitute—

 

“(c)    

a police and crime commissioner,

 

(d)    

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

 

Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004

 

338      

The Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 is amended as follows.

 

339      

In section 12 (local government bodies in Wales), in subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (f), for “police authority” substitute “police and crime

 

commissioner”;

 

(b)    

after paragraph (f), insert—

 

“(fa)    

a chief constable of a police force maintained under

 

section 2 of the Police Act 1996 for a police area in

 

Wales;”.

 

340(1)  

Section 40 (documents relating to police authorities) is amended in accordance

 

with this paragraph

 

      (2)  

In the title, for “police authorities” substitute “police and crime

 

commissioners and chief constables”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (1), for “police authority for” substitute “police and crime

 

commissioner for, or the chief constable of a police force maintained under

 

section 2 of the Police Act 1996 for,”;

 

      (4)  

In subsection (2)—


 
 

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(a)    

for “police authorities” substitute “police and crime commissioners”;

 

(b)    

for “police authority” substitute “police and crime commissioner”.

 

      (5)  

After subsection (2) insert—

 

“(3)    

If the Auditor General for Wales has sent a document (or a copy of a

 

document) relating to one or more chief constables of police forces

 

maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996 for a police area in

 

Wales, the Auditor General may send a copy of the document to the

 

persons to whom a copy of a document may be sent under subsection

 

(2).”.

 

341      

In section 46 (performance standards: relevant bodies), in subsection (1)(d),

 

for “police authority” substitute “police and crime commissioner”.

 

Drugs Act 2005

 

342      

In the Drugs Act 2005, in section 19 (interpretation), for subsection (7)

 

substitute—

 

“(7)    

“Police support officer” means—

 

(a)    

persons appointed by a chief constable under paragraph 4 of

 

Schedule 2 to the Police Reform and Social Responsibility

 

Act (civilian staff of police forces outside London), and

 

(b)    

persons appointed by the Commissioner of Police of the

 

Metropolis under paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 to that Act

 

(civilian staff of metropolitan police force).”.

 

Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2005

 

343      

The Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2005 is amended as follows.

 

344      

In Schedule 2 (excluded matters), in paragraph 1, for “police authority”

 

substitute “police and crime commissioner”.

 

345      

In Schedule 2 (listed authorities), for “police authority” substitute “police and

 

crime commissioner”.

 

Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005

 

346      

The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005.

 

347(1)  

Section 6 (annual plans) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (7)(d)—

 

(a)    

at the beginning insert “each local policing body for an area in England

 

and Wales,”;

 

(b)    

for “Great Britain” substitute “Scotland”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (8), for “Great Britain” substitute “Scotland”.

 

348(1)  

Section 7 (annual reports) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (4)(d)—

 

(a)    

at the beginning insert “each local policing body for an area in England

 

and Wales,”;

 

(b)    

for “Great Britain” substitute “Scotland”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (5), for “Great Britain” substitute “Scotland”.

 

349(1)  

Section 23 (mutual assistance between SOCA and law enforcement agencies:

 

voluntary arrangements) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

 

      (2)  

In subsections (8) and (9), for “relevant police authority” substitute “relevant

 

policing body”.


 
 

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      (3)  

In subsection (11), in the definition of “relevant police authority”—

 

(a)    

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

 

(b)    

before paragraph (a) insert—

 

“(za)    

in relation to a police force in England or Wales, the local

 

policing body maintaining that force,”;

 

(c)    

in paragraph (a), for “Great Britain” substitute “Scotland”.

 

350(1)  

Section 26 (use by SOCA of police premises etc) is amended in accordance

 

with this paragraph.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1)(a), for “relevant police authority” substitute “relevant

 

policing body”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (2)—

 

(a)    

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

 

policing body”;

 

(b)    

for “that authority” substitute “that body”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (3)—

 

(a)    

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

 

(b)    

in paragraphs (a) and (b), for “that body” substitute “SOCA or that

 

body”.

 

      (5)  

In subsection (6)—

 

(a)    

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

 

(b)    

for “that authority” substitute “that body”.

 

      (6)  

In subsection (7)—

 

(a)    

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

 

(b)    

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

 

351(1)  

Section 155 (payments by Secretary of State to police authorities in relation to

 

the prevention, detection and enforcement of certain traffic offences) is

 

amended in accordance with this paragraph.

 

      (2)  

In the title, for “police authority” substitute “local policing body”.

 

      (3)  

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

 

352      

In Schedule 5 (persons specified for the purposes of section 82), in paragraph

 

14(a), for “police authority employees” substitute “civilian staff”.

 

Government of Wales Act 2006

 

353      

The Government of Wales Act 2006 is amended as follows.

 

354      

In section 72 (partnership council), in subsection (5)(c), for “police

 

authorities” substitute “police and crime commissioners”.

 

355(1)  

Part 1 of Schedule 5 (Assembly Measures) is amended in accordance with this

 

paragraph.

 

      (2)  

In matter 12.3 (conduct of members of relevant authorities), in the definition

 

of “relevant authority”, leave out the words from “, except” to the end.

 

      (3)  

In matter 15.6, in paragraph (b) of the provision beginning “This matter

 

applies”, for “police authorities” substitute “police and crime commissioners”.

 

356      

In Part 1 of Schedule 7 (Assembly Acts: subjects), in paragraph 12 for “police

 

authorities” substitute “police and crime commissioners”.

 

London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006

 

357      

The London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006 is amended as

 

follows.


 
 

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358      

In section 21 (offence), in subsection (4), after “pay to” insert “a local policing

 

body,”.

 

359      

In section 22 (enforcement of power of entry)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (8), after “compensation from” insert “a local policing

 

body,”;

 

(b)    

in subsection (9), after “A” (at the beginning) insert “local policing

 

body, a”.

 

360      

In section 28 (enforcement of power of entry)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (6), after “compensation from” insert “a local policing

 

body,”;

 

(b)    

in subsection (7), after “A” (at the beginning) insert “local policing

 

body, a”.

 

Police and Justice Act 2006

 

361      

The Police and Justice Act 2006 is amended as follows.

 

362      

In section 6 (consultation with APA and ACPO), omit subsection (2)(2)(a).

 

363(1)  

Schedule 1 (National Policing Improvement Agency) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In paragraph 5 (annual plans)—

 

(a)    

in sub-paragraph (6)(b), for “police authority” substitute “local

 

policing body”;

 

(b)    

in sub-paragraph (7), for paragraph (b) substitute—

 

“(b)    

such persons as appear to the Secretary of State to

 

represent the views of police and crime

 

commissioners,

 

(ba)    

the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime,

 

(bb)    

the Common Council of the City of London,”.

 

      (3)  

In paragraph 6 (strategic priorities), for sub-paragraph (2)(c) (and the word

 

“and” at the end of sub-paragraph (2)(b) substitute—

 

“(b)    

such persons as appear to the Secretary of State to represent

 

the views of police and crime commissioners,

 

(c)    

the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, and

 

(d)    

the Common Council of the City of London.”.

 

      (4)  

In paragraph 7 (chairman and other members)—

 

(a)    

for sub-paragraph (2)(a) substitute—

 

“(a)    

such persons as appear to the Secretary of State to

 

represent the views of police and crime

 

commissioners,

 

(ab)    

the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime,

 

(ac)    

the Common Council of the City of London, and”

 

(b)    

in sub-paragraph (4)(a), for “nominated by the Association of Police

 

Authorities” substitute “who is a police and crime commissioner”.

 

      (5)  

In paragraph 28 (annual reports), in sub-paragraph (4)(b), for “police

 

authority” substitute “local policing body”.

 

      (6)  

In the italic heading before paragraph 35 (Payments by Agency to police

 

authorities), after “to” insert “local policing bodies”.

 

      (7)  

In paragraph 35, in sub-paragraph (a), for “police authorities” substitute “local

 

policing bodies”.

 

      (8)  

In paragraph 48 (power to modify objects, functions and strategy of the

 

Agency), in sub-paragraph (10), for sub-paragraph (b) substitute—


 
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