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SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 14Police: complaints

Conduct matters arising in civil proceedings

11(1)In Schedule 3 (handling of complaints and conduct matters), paragraph 10 (conduct matters arising in civil proceedings) is amended in accordance with sub-paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2)In sub-paragraph (3), for “record that matter” substitute “determine whether the matter is one which it or he is required to refer to the Commission under paragraph 13 or is one which it would be appropriate to so refer”.

(3)For sub-paragraph (4) substitute—

(4)In a case where the appropriate authority determines that the matter is one which it or he is required to refer to the Commission under paragraph 13, or is one which it would be appropriate to so refer, it or he shall record the matter.

(4A)In any other case, the appropriate authority shall determine whether the matter falls within a description of matters specified in regulations made by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this sub-paragraph.

(4B)In a case where the appropriate authority determines that the matter does not fall within such a description, it or he shall record the matter.

(4C)In any other case, the appropriate authority may (but need not) record the matter.

(4D)In a case where the appropriate authority—

(a)records a matter under this paragraph, and

(b)is not required to refer the matter to the Commission under paragraph 13 and does not do so,

the appropriate authority may deal with the matter in such other manner (if any) as it or he may determine..

(4)In sub-paragraph (5), for “sub-paragraph (3)” substitute “sub-paragraph (4) or (4B)”.

(5)In paragraph 16(2)(a) of Schedule 3, for “10(4)(b)” substitute “10(4D)”.