Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1997 No. 43
Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (Part-time) (Discipline and Disciplinary Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 1997
4th February 1997
To be laid before Parliament
Coming into operation
15th March 1997
The Secretary of State, in pursuance of section 26 of the Police Act (Northern Ireland) 1970(1) and after consulting, in accordance with section 34(2) of that Act, the Police Authority and the Police Association, hereby makes the following regulations:—
Citation, commencement and interpretation
1.—(1) These regulations may be cited as the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (Part-time) (Discipline and Disciplinary Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 and shall come into operation on 15th March 1997.
(2) In these regulations, any reference to the principal regulations is a reference to the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (Part-time) (Discipline and Disciplinary Appeals) Regulations 1988(2).
Interpretation of the principal regulations
2.—(1) In regulation 2(1) of the principal regulations—
(a)the definition of “home police force” shall be omitted; and
(b)there shall be inserted after the definition of “Order of 1987” the following definition—
“police force in Great Britain” has the meaning assigned to a police force in the Police Act 1996(3) or a police force in the Police (Scotland) Act 1967(4), as the case may be;.
(2) In the principal regulations for the words “home police force”, in each place where they occur as specified in the Schedule, there shall be substituted the words “police force in Great Britain”.
3. Regulation 22 of the principal regulations shall be amended—
(a)in paragraph (4) by substituting for the words “The appeal” the words “Subject to paragraph (4A), the appeal”; and
(b)by inserting after paragraph (4) the following paragraph—
“(4A) In the case of an appeal—
(a)in which the chief constable—
(i)is interested otherwise than in his capacity as such; or
(ii)is or was a material witness; or
(iii)whether before or after his appointment as chief constable was the officer who conducted or, as the case may be, a member of the disciplinary board which conducted the hearing out of which the appeal rose; and
(b)to which the proviso to paragraph (4) applies,
the appeal shall be remitted by the chief constable to such a chief officer of a police force in Great Britain as, at his request, has agreed to act in the matter.”.
P. B. B. Mayhew
One of Her Masjesty'sPrincipalSecretaries of State
Northern Ireland Office
4th February 1997
SCHEDULEProvisions of the Principal Regulations in which the words “Home Police Force” occur
Regulation 15(4) and (7) (twice)
Regulation 22(7), (8) and (11)
Schedule 2 Part I Question 2(a)
(This note is not part of the Regulations.)
These regulations further amend the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (Part-time) (Discipline and Disciplinary Appeals) Regulations 1988 (the principal regulations).
Regulation 2 substitutes the words “police force in Great Britain” for the words “home police force” where they occur in the principal regulations and amends regulation 2(1) of those regulations by deleting the definition of “home police force” and inserting a definition of “police force in Great Britain”.
Regulation 3 makes provision for the remission of a disciplinary appeal by the chief constable for hearing by a chief officer of a police force in Great Britain where the chief constable has an interest therein other than in his capacity as chief constable or was concerned in the conduct of the hearing out of which the appeal arose and where similar considerations preclude the appeal being heard by a deputy chief constable.
1970 c. 9 (N.I.) as amended by S.I. 1977/53 (N.I. 2) and S.I. 1987/938 (N.I. 10) and modified by S.I. 1973/2163
S.R. 1988 No. 8; the only relevant amending instrument is S.R. 1994 No. 49
1996 c. 16
1967 c. 77