Police (Northern Ireland) Bill — 15 Nov 2000 at 16:50
Clause 44 [Recruitment arrangements: trainees and support staff]:
moved Amendment No. 8:
Page 21, line 30, leave out from ("for") to end of line 43 and insert ("measures to be taken to ensure that the composition of the police service is representative of the population of Northern Ireland.
(5A) For the purposes of subsection (5) targets shall be set and schemes shall be put in place with the aim of encouraging applications from persons who are under-represented in the police service.
(5B) Before devising any schemes under subsection (5A) the Chief Constable shall consult--
(a) the Board;
(b) the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland; and
(c) the Police Association.
(5C) The Chief Constable shall report annually to the Secretary of State on the progress being made in the fulfilment of the aim of subsection (5A).").
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 8) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 175; Not-Contents, 185.
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