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The Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (Designated Places of Detention: Lay Visitors) Order 2015

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2015 No. 29

Police

The Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (Designated Places of Detention: Lay Visitors) Order 2015

Made

30th January 2015

Laid before Parliament

3rd February 2015

Coming into force

1st March 2015

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 73(10)(a) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000(1) makes the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (Designated Places of Detention: Lay Visitors) Order 2015 and comes into force on 1st March 2015.

2.  That part of Musgrave Police Station that is for the time being designated under paragraph 1 of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (2) (place of detention), being so much of Musgrave Police Station as is needed to detain persons under section 41 of, or Schedule 7 to, the Terrorism Act 2000(3), is specified as a designated place of detention for the purposes of section 73 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (places of detention: lay visitors).

Theresa Villiers

Secretary of State

Northern Ireland Office

30th January 2015

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

Under section 73 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 lay visitors may only visit a place of detention designated by the Secretary of State under Paragraph 1 of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (to hold terrorist suspects or persons detained under Schedule 7 to that Act), if it has been designated by Order as a place they may visit.

This Order designates that part of Musgrave Police Station that is for the time being designated by the Secretary of State under paragraph 1 of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000, as a place of detention that may be visited by lay visitors.

An impact assessment has not been produced for this Order as no impact on business or the voluntary sector is foreseen.

(1)

2000 c. 32. Section 73(10) was substituted by S.I. 2010/976. Two other orders made under this power are currently in force: S.R. 2003/232 and S.R. 2004/476.

(2)

2000 c. 11. Paragraph 1(5) of Schedule 8 was amended by section 148 of, and paragraph 5(1) and (2) of Schedule 9 to, the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 c.12.

(3)

Amendments have been made to Schedule 7 but they are not relevant to this Order.

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