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Amendments to the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]



Clause 11



Page 7, line 13, after "a" insert "current"
Page 7, line 15, leave out from "that" to end of line 16 and insert "it would be in the public interest to investigate the practice or policy"
Page 7, line 16, at end insert—
"(1A)  But subsection (1) does not authorise the Ombudsman to investigate a practice or policy to the extent that the practice or policy is concerned with conduct of a kind mentioned in section 65(5) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (conduct which may be within jurisdiction of tribunal established under section 65 of that Act)."
Page 7, line 18, leave out "must" and insert "shall"
Page 7, line 28, leave out "an enactment" and insert "a statutory provision"
Page 7, line 36, leave out from beginning to end of line 11 on page 8 and insert—
""(2)  Subsection (3) applies if—
(a)  the Chief Constable or the Board supplies information, or information contained in a document, to the Ombudsman under subsection (1) for the purposes of or in connection with an investigation under section 60A of the 1998 Act;
(b)  the person supplying the information is of the opinion that it ought not to be disclosed on any of the grounds mentioned in section 76A(1).
(3)  The person supplying the information must—
(a)  inform the Secretary of State that the information has been supplied to the Ombudsman;
(b)  inform the Secretary of State and the Ombudsman that, in his or its opinion, the information ought not to be disclosed on any of the grounds mentioned in section 76A(1).""

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