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The District Policing Partnerships (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

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Effect of local government election on membership of DPP

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3.—(1) Schedule 3 to the 2000 Act (district policing partnerships) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 1 after sub-paragraph (3) insert—

(3ZA) In this Schedule, in relation to a DPP and the holding of a local general election—

“the transitional period” means the period—

(a)

beginning with the election day; and

(b)

ending with the day before the reconstitution date;

“reconstitution date” means the date published by notice of the Board under paragraph 4(1B).

(3) In paragraph 3(3) for “date of the local general election” substitute “day before the reconstitution date”.

(4) At the end of paragraph 3 add—

(7) Where a political member ceases to hold office at any time during the transitional period, no appointment shall be made to fill the casual vacancy; and paragraph 2 and sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph shall have effect subject to this sub-paragraph.

(5) In paragraph 4 after sub-paragraph (1A) insert—

(1B) Where, following a local government election, the Board has completed the appointment of the independent members of the DPP for a district, it shall publish notice of the date which is to be the reconstitution date in relation to the DPP for that district.

(1C) Notice under sub-paragraph (1B) shall be published in such manner as appears to the Board appropriate for bringing it to the attention of interested persons..

(6) In paragraph 4(3) for “date of the local general election” substitute “day before the reconstitution date”.

(7) At the end of paragraph 4 add—

(7) Where an independent member ceases to hold office at any time during the transitional period, no appointment shall be made to fill the casual vacancy; and paragraph 2 and sub-paragraphs (1) and (1A) of this paragraph shall have effect subject to this sub-paragraph..

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