Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] — 30 Jan 2003 at 12:01

Lord Astor of Hever voted in the minority (Content).

moved Amendments Nos. 3 and 4:

Page 6, line 12, leave out subsection (3) and insert-

"(3) In subsection (4) for the words from "in order to" to the end substitute "for either or both of the purposes mentioned in subsection (4A)."

(3A) After subsection (4) insert-

"(4A) The purposes are-

(a) exempting the Chief Constable from the obligation to report to the Board information which, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, ought not to be disclosed on any of the grounds mentioned in section 76A(1);

(b) imposing on the Chief Constable an obligation to supply any such information to the committee constituted by the Board under paragraph 24(1A) of Schedule 1.

(4B) Subsection (4D) applies if-

(a) a requirement to submit a report has been made under subsection (1);

(b) the Chief Constable has not referred the requirement to the Secretary of State under subsection (3);

(c) the Chief Constable is of the opinion that a report in compliance with the requirement would include information of a kind mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (4C).

(4C) The information is-

(a) information the disclosure of which would be likely to put an individual in danger, or

(b) information which ought not to be disclosed on any of the grounds mentioned in section 76A(1).

(4D) The Chief Constable may, instead of including the information in the report to the Board, supply it to the committee constituted by the Board under paragraph 24(1A) of Schedule 1.

(4E) If the Chief Constable supplies information to the committee under subsection (4D) he shall include a summary of it in the report to the Board.

(4F) In preparing a summary under subsection (4E) the Chief Constable shall take into account the views of the committee.

(4G) Subsection (4H) applies if-

(a) the Chief Constable supplies information to the committee under subsection (4D), or

(b) the Chief Constable includes information in a report to the Board and is of the opinion that the information is information of a kind mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (4C).

(4H) The Chief Constable must-

(a) inform the Secretary of State that the information has been included in a report to the Board or supplied to the committee;

(b) inform the Secretary of State and the recipient of the information that, in his opinion, the information is information of a kind mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (4C)."" Page 6, line 13, leave out "(3)" and insert "(3A)"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 9 [Inquiries by Board]:

moved Amendments Nos. 5 to 7:

Page 6, line 25, leave out "and (3)" and insert "to (3A)"
Page 6, line 33, at end insert-

"(3A) After subsection (10) insert-

"(10A) Subsection (10B) applies if the Chief Constable supplies to a person conducting an inquiry under this section any information which in the opinion of the Chief Constable is-

(a) information the disclosure of which would be likely to put an individual in danger, or

(b) information which ought not to be disclosed on any of the grounds mentioned in section 76A(1).

(10B) The Chief Constable must-

(a) inform the Secretary of State and the Board that the information has been supplied to the person conducting the inquiry;

(b) inform the Secretary of State, the Board and the person conducting the inquiry that, in his opinion, the information is information of a kind mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (10A)."" Page 6, line 34, leave out "(3)" and insert "(3A)"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 10 [Approval of proposals relating to inquiries by Board]:

moved Amendment No. 8:

Leave out Clause 10.

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 8) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 100; Not-Contents, 122.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop1 04.0%
Con0 79 (+1 tell)37.4%
Green0 1100.0%
Lab87 (+2 tell) 046.4%
LDem24 036.9%
Other0 16.7%
UUP0 0 (+1 tell)33.3%
Crossbench8 1714.9%
Total:120 9832.5%

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