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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE
[Supplementary to the Revised Second Marshalled List]

Schedule 1

BARONESS HENIG

Page 106, line 27, leave out “police and crime commissioner” and insert “Police Commission”

Clause 154

LORD MACDONALD OF RIVER GLAVEN

LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

BARONESS TONGE

Page 102, line 20, at end insert—

“(4AA) The Director of Public Prosecutions shall grant his consent if—

(a) the evidence establishes a realistic prospect of conviction, and the prosecution would be in the public interest, or

(b) the evidence raises a reasonable suspicion that an offence has been committed and that the suspect committed it, and the Director of Public Prosecutions is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that a continuing investigation will provide further evidence, within a reasonable period of time, so that all the evidence taken together is capable of establishing a realistic prospect of conviction.

(4AB) In the case of consent granted under subsection (4AA)(b) above, the Director of Public Prosecutions shall keep that case under review, so that if evidence establishing a realistic prospect of conviction is not available within a reasonable period, the Director of Public Prosecutions shall take over and discontinue the case.”