Police (Northern Ireland) Bill — District policing partnership sub-groups for Belfast — 11 Jul 2000

As amended in the Standing Committee, considered.

(2) The function of each sub-group shall be to provide views to the district commander of the sub-group's police district and to the Board on any matter concerning policing of that district.

(3) Each sub-group shall consist of at least six members of the partnership.

(4) The members of a sub-group shall be appointed by the partnership.

(5) The members of a sub-group shall appoint a member to act as chairman of the sub-group.

(6) If they are unable to agree on whom to appoint as chairman, the partnership shall appoint the chairman.

(7) The code issued under section 19 may contain guidance as to the exercise by sub-groups of their functions.'.-- [Mr. Ingram.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Michael Lord):

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment No. 14, in clause 14, page 7 line 32, after "establish", insert--

The function of each sub-group shall be to provide views to the district commander of the sub-group's police district.

is satisfied that a district council has failed to comply with . . . section 14(1)

shall have regard to a code of practice.

The Board may, with the consent of the Secretary of State, issue and from time to time revise a code of practice . . .

Each district council shall establish for its district a body to be known as the district policing partnership.

shall make arrangements for obtaining--

the views of the public about matters concerning the policing of the district.

Nothing in this section shall require a district commander or his nominee to answer any question or disclose any information which compromises effective policing.

the effectiveness of district policing partnerships,

the level of public satisfaction with the performance of individual district policing partnerships.

I also intend to consider further the arrangements proposed for Belfast, where I am not satisfied that it would be right to have four separate partnerships.--[ Official Report , 19 January 2000; Vol. 342, c. 847.]

be free to exercise their responsibilities.

that the chairperson be appointed by the Secretary of State.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:--

The House divided: Ayes 338, Noes 7.

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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.

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PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 000.0%
DUP0 20100.0%
Independent1 0033.3%
Lab294 (+2 tell) 0071.2%
LDem34 0072.3%
PC2 0050.0%
SDLP3 00100.0%
SNP4 0066.7%
UKUP0 10100.0%
UUP0 4 (+2 tell)066.7%
Total:338 7053.6%

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