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The Police (Health and Safety) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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Right of police not to be dismissed on certain grounds relating to health and safety

6.  In Chapter III of Part XI of the [1996 NI 16.] Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (right not to be unfairly dismissed) after Article 169 there shall be inserted the following Article—

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169A.(1) For the purposes of Article 132, and of the other provisions of this Part so far as relating to the right not to be unfairly dismissed in a case where the dismissal is unfair by virtue of Article 132, the holding, otherwise than under a contract of employment, of the office of constable shall be treated as employment by the relevant officer under a contract of employment.

(2) In this Article “the relevant officer”—

(a)in relation to a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary or the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve, means the Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary;

(b)in relation to a person holding office under section 9(1)(b) of the Police Act 1997 (police members of the National Criminal Intelligence Service) means the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service; and

(c)in relation to any other person holding the office of constable, means the person who has the direction and control of the body of constables in question..

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