SCHEDULE 4The Police Complaints Authority

PART IITransitional

Information received by Police Complaints Board

14(1)No information received by the Police Complaints Board in connection with any complaint shall be disclosed by any person who has been a member, officer or servant of the Board except—

(a)to the Secretary of State or to a member, officer or servant of the Authority or, so far as may be necessary for the proper discharge of the functions of the Authority, to other persons; or

(b)for the purposes of any criminal, civil or disciplinary proceedings.

(2)Any person who discloses information in contravention of this paragraph shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of an amount not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, as defined in section 75 of the [1982 c. 48.] Criminal Justice Act 1982.

Property, rights and liabilities

15(1)On the day on which section 83 above comes into operation all property, rights and liabilities which immediately before that day were property, rights and liabilities of the Police Complaints Board shall vest in the Authority by virtue of this paragraph and without further assurance.

(2)Section 12 of the [1895 c. 16.] Finance Act 1895 (which requires Acts to be stamped as conveyances on sale in certain cases) shall not apply to any transfer of property effected by this paragraph.


16Proceedings in any court to which the Police Complaints Board is a party and which are pending immediately before the date on which section 83 above comes into operation may be continued on and after that day by the Authority.

Payments to former members of Police Complaints Board

17Where a person—

(a)ceases to be a member of the Police Complaints Board by reason of its abolition ; and

(b)does not become a member of the Authority,

the Secretary of State may, with the consent of the Treasury, make to the person a payment of such amount as, with the consent of the Treasury, the Secretary of State may determine.


18Paragraphs 14 to 17 above are without prejudice to the generality of section 121(4) above.