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In section 3 of the 1967 Act (which defines special constables as constables to whom only allowances are payable), after subsection (2) there is inserted—
“(3)It is declared, for the purposes of subsection (2) above, that the allowances payable to special constables include any periodic payments of the description set out in subsection (4) below.
(4)Payments are of that description if they acknowledge the giving by special constables of their services as such for not less than such aggregate length of time within the period to which each payment relates as the Scottish Ministers may, by or under regulations made under section 26 of this Act, determine.”.
In section 34 of the 1967 Act (assistant inspectors and staff officers), for subsection (1A) there is substituted—
“(1A)The chief inspector of constabulary may appoint staff officers to inspectors of constabulary.”.
(1)The 1967 Act is modified as follows.
(2)In section 38A (constables engaged on service outside their force)—
(a)in subsection (3), for “(7)” there is substituted “(8)”; and
(b)after subsection (7) there is inserted—
“(8)A constable of a police force engaged on relevant service within paragraph (aa), (ab), (b), (bb), (bc), (bd), (bg) or (bh) of subsection (1) of this section shall be treated for the purposes of sections 59 and 60 of the Police Act 1996 (c. 16) as if he were a member of that force.”.
(3)After section 38A there is inserted the following section—
(1)The Scottish Ministers may by order amend subsection (1) of section 38A of this Act for the purpose of—
(a)adding a description of service to those listed there; or
(b)removing or amending a description of service listed there.
(2)An order under subsection (1) of this section may make such consequential amendments of section 38A of this Act as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate.
(3)An order under subsection (1) of this section shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.”.
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