Schedule 2Transitory Provisions for the Purposes of Amalgamation Schemes
1All constables of a police force who are transferred by an amalgamation scheme shall be deemed to have been duly appointed and attested under this Act as constables of the new force, and shall hold in that force the same ranks respectively as they held immediately before the date of such transfer in the transferred force.
2Where immediately before the date when an amalgamation scheme comes into operation a constable of a transferred force is entitled to appeal to the Secretary of State under section 30 of this Act, or where any such constable has appealed to the Secretary of State under the" said section before the said date but the appeal has not been determined, the disciplinary authority for the new force shall be the respondent for the purposes of the appeal and in the case of a pending appeal shall be substituted as respondent for the disciplinary authority of the transferred force.
3Any register kept in pursuance of any enactment by the chief constable of a transferred force shall be transferred by him to the chief constable of the new force as soon as may be after the date when the scheme came into operation, and as from that date shall be deemed to form part of the corresponding register kept by that chief constable.
4Subject to the foregoing provisions of this Schedule, anything done before the date when an amalgamation scheme comes into operation by, to or before the police authority for any police area comprised in the combined area, or by, to or before the chief constable of a transferred force, shall, in so far as may be necessary for the purpose or in consequence of the provisions of this Act or of the scheme, have effect after that date as if it had been done by, to or before the joint police committee or the chief constable of the new force.
5In this Schedule the expression " transferred force " means the police force maintained for any police area comprised in a combined area, and "new force" means the police force established by any amalgamation scheme, and any reference to attestation includes a reference to making a declaration under section 16 of this Act.
6This Schedule shall have effect in relation to an amending or revoking scheme with the substitution where necessary—
(a)for any reference to an amalgamation scheme, of a reference to the amending or revoking scheme,
(b)for any reference to the combined area, of a reference to such area as may be prescribed by the amending or revoking scheme, and
(c)for any reference to a police area comprised in a combined area, of a reference to the combined area under the scheme being amended or revoked ;
and for this purpose the expression " new force " shall be construed as including a reference to a police force re-established by an amending or revoking scheme.