1998 No. 493
The Police (Amendment) Regulations 1998
2nd March 1998
Laid before the House of Commons
10th March 1998
Coming into force
1st April 1998
The Secretary of State in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 50 of the Police Act 1996(1), after taking into consideration the recommendations made by the Police Negotiating Board for the United Kingdom and supplying that Board with a draft of these Regulations in accordance with section 62(1) of that Act and after supplying the Police Advisory Board for England and Wales with a draft of these Regulations and taking into consideration any representations made by that Board in accordance with section 63(3) of that Act, hereby makes the following Regulations:
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Police (Amendment) Regulations 1998 and shall come into force on 1st April 1998.
2.—(1) The Police Regulations 1995(2) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3) below.
(2) After regulation 5 there shall be inserted the following regulation:
“Metropolitan police force: delegation of functions
5A. Subject to regulation 10(11), the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis may delegate, to such extent and subject to such conditions as he may specify, any of his functions under these Regulations as chief officer to the Assistant Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis, or to one or more of them; and references in these Regulations to the chief officer shall be construed accordingly.”.
(3) Regulations 14(5) and 15(5) are hereby revoked.
Minister of State
2nd March 1998
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations (which apply in England and Wales) amend the Police Regulations 1995 (the 1995 Regulations) by inserting a new regulation 5A which permits the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis to delegate his functions as chief officer under the 1995 Regulations to one or more of the Assistant Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis to such extent and subject to such conditions as he may specify. Section 50(4)(b) of the Police Act 1996 authorises such delegation. Regulations 14(5) and 15(5) of the 1995 Regulations (which permit delegation in specified cases) are revoked as a consequence.
1996 c. 16.
S.I. 1995/215, as amended by S.I. 1995/545, S.I. 1995/2020 and S.I. 1996/699.