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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill


 

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Home Office, are published separately

as HL Bill 62—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Baroness Neville-Jones has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the

Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill are

compatible with the Convention rights.

 
HL Bill 6255/1
 

 


 

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

 

 
 

Contents

Part 1

Police reform

Chapter 1

Police areas outside London

1   

Police and crime commissioners

2   

Chief constables

Chapter 2

Metropolitan police district

3   

Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

4   

Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Chapter 3

Functions of elected local policing bodies etc

Community safety and crime prevention

5   

Police and crime commissioners to issue police and crime plans

6   

Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime to issue police and crime plans

7   

Police and crime plans

8   

Duty to have regard to police and crime plan

9   

Crime and disorder reduction grants

10   

Co-operative working

Information, consultation etc

11   

Information for public etc

12   

Annual reports

13   

Information for police and crime panels

14   

Arrangements for obtaining the views of the community on policing

 

HL Bill 62                                                                                              

55/1

 
 

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Other provisions about functions

15   

Supply of goods and services

16   

Appointment of persons not employed by elected local policing bodies

17   

Duties when carrying out functions

18   

Delegation of functions by police and crime commissioners

19   

Delegation of functions by Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

20   

Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime: confirmation hearings

Financial matters

21   

Police fund

22   

Minimum budget for police and crime commissioner

23   

Minimum budget for Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

24   

Police grant

25   

Other grants etc under Police Act 1996

26   

Precepts

27   

Other grants etc

Chapter 4

Accountability of elected local policing bodies

Scrutiny of police and crime commissioners

28   

Police and crime panels outside London

29   

Power to require attendance and information

30   

Suspension of police and crime commissioner

Conduct of police and crime commissioners

31   

Conduct of commissioners

Scrutiny of Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

32   

London Assembly police and crime panel

33   

Functions to be discharged by police and crime panel

Chapter 5

Police forces in areas with elected local policing bodies

Chief officers of police

34   

Engagement with local people

35   

Value for money

36   

Reports for elected local policing bodies

37   

Appointment of persons not employed by chief officers of police

Police forces outside London

38   

Appointment, suspension and removal of chief constables

39   

Deputy chief constables

40   

Assistant chief constables

41   

Power of deputy to exercise functions of chief constable

 
 

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The metropolitan police force

42   

Appointment of Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

43   

Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

44   

Functions of Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

45   

Assistant Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis

46   

Deputy Assistant Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis

47   

Commanders

48   

Suspension and removal of Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner

49   

Suspension and removal of other senior metropolitan police officers

Chapter 6

Police and crime commissioners: elections and vacancies

Holding of elections

50   

Ordinary elections

51   

Election to fill vacancy in office of commissioner

52   

Persons entitled to vote

53   

Public awareness about elections: role of Electoral Commission

Conduct of elections

54   

Returning officers etc

55   

Returning officers: expenditure

56   

Taxation of returning officer’s account

57   

Voting at elections of police and crime commissioners

58   

Power to make provision about elections etc

Vacancy in office of police and crime commissioner

59   

Date of vacancy in office of commissioner

60   

Declaration of vacancy in certain cases

61   

Resignation of commissioner

Vacancy or incapacity

62   

Appointment of acting commissioner

63   

Vacancy where acting commissioner acts for 6 months

Disqualification

64   

Disqualification from election as police and crime commissioner

65   

Police and crime commissioner not to serve for more than two terms

66   

Disqualification from election or holding office as police and crime

commissioner: police grounds

67   

Disqualification from election or holding office as police and crime

commissioner: other grounds

68   

Disqualification of person holding office as police and crime commissioner

69   

Citizenship condition

70   

Validity of acts

 
 

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Elections: further provision

71   

Declaration of acceptance of office of police and crime commissioner

72   

Judicial proceedings as to disqualification or vacancy

73   

Police and crime commissioners not to sit or vote in House of Lords

74   

Amendment of police areas: term of office of commissioner

75   

Computation of time and timing of elections etc

76   

Elections: consequential amendments

77   

The appropriate officer

78   

Interpretation of Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Other provisions relating to policing and crime and disorder

Requirement for national policing capabilities

79   

The strategic policing requirement

Duties and powers of Secretary of State

80   

General duty of Secretary of State

81   

Obtaining advice from representative bodies

82   

Abolition of certain powers of Secretary of State

83   

Suspension and removal of senior police officers

Her Majesty’s inspectors of constabulary

84   

Functions of HMIC

85   

HMIC reports: publication

86   

Inspection programmes and frameworks

87   

Powers in connection with HMIC inspections

88   

HMIC and freedom of information

Community safety partnerships

89   

Crime and disorder strategies

Policing in England and Wales

90   

Collaboration agreements

91   

Police powers for civilian employees under collaboration agreements

92   

Power to give directions

93   

Provision of information by chief officers of police

94   

Regulations about provision of equipment

95   

National and international functions

Police: complaints

96   

Police: complaints

 
 

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Chapter 8

Miscellaneous provisions

97   

Interpretation of Police Act 1996

98   

Amendments of the Interpretation Act 1978

99   

Police reform: transitional provision

100   

Police reform: minor and consequential amendments

101   

Guidance

102   

Crime and disorder reduction

103   

Interpretation of Part 1

Part 2

Licensing

Chapter 1

Amendments of the Licensing Act 2003

Responsible authorities

104   

Licensing authorities as responsible authorities

105   

Primary Care Trusts and Local Health Boards as responsible authorities

Removing the vicinity test

106   

Premises licences: who may make relevant representations

107   

Premises licences: who may apply for review

108   

Club premises certificates: who may make relevant representations

109   

Club premises certificates: who may apply for review

Reducing the evidential burden on licensing authorities

110   

Reducing the burden: premises licences

111   

Reducing the burden: club premises certificates

112   

Reducing the burden: other situations

Temporary event notices

113   

Temporary event notices: who may make an objection

114   

Temporary event notices: conditions

115   

Temporary event notices: late notices

116   

Relaxation of time limits applying to temporary event notices

117   

Temporary event notices: acknowledgment of notice

118   

Temporary event notice: time for objection to notice

Underage sales

119   

Persistently selling alcohol to children

Early morning alcohol restriction orders

120   

Early morning alcohol restriction orders

 
 

 
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