SCHEDULE 12Collaboration agreements

10After section 23H insert—

23HADecisions about efficiency or effectiveness

In reaching a conclusion about whether or not a collaboration agreement is, or would be, in the interests of efficiency or effectiveness of one or more police forces (the “police forces under consideration”), a person must, in particular, consider—

(a)the existing collaboration agreements, and other arrangements for co-operation, to which the police forces under consideration are parties;

(b)the desirability of police forces taking a consistent approach in making such agreements and other arrangements; and

(c)the opportunities available to the police forces under consideration to make such agreements and other arrangements..