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Prosecution of Offences Act 1985

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12Staff commission

(1)The Attorney General, after consulting such bodies representing authorities or persons employed by authorities as appear to him to be concerned, shall not later than three months after the passing of this Act, establish a staff commission for the purpose of—

(a)considering the general effect of this Part on staff employed by any authority wholly or mainly in connection with the discharge of prosecution functions; and

(b)advising the Attorney General and Director on the arrangements necessary to safeguard the interests of such staff.

(2)The functions of the staff commission shall not extend to the giving of advice with respect to recruitment to, or the terms and conditions of service in, Her Majesty's Home Civil Service.

(3)The Attorney General may give directions to the staff commission as to their procedure; and it shall be the duty of the commission to comply with the directions.

(4)Any expenses incurred by the staff commission under this section shall be paid by the Director.

(5)The Attorney General may give to any authority employing staff in connection with the discharge of prosecution functions, directions with respect to—

(a)the furnishing of information to the staff commission;

(b)the implementation of any advice given by the commission ; or

(c)any other matters connected with the employment of such staff;

and it shall be the duty of the authority to comply with the directions.

(6)In this section " authority " means any police authority or other authority or body mentioned in section 17(6)(c) or (d) of this Act; and " police authority ", in relation to the metropolitan police district, means the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.

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