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Railways Act 1993

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Transport police

132Schemes for the organisation etc. of transport police

(1)The Secretary of State may make a scheme for the organisation, control and administration of the transport police employed by the Board.

(2)A scheme may only be made after consultation with the Board and with—

(a)persons to whom the Board is for the time being making available the services of transport police, or

(b)such bodies or persons appearing to the Secretary of State to be representative of those persons as he may consider appropriate.

(3)A scheme may make provision enabling the Board to make an agreement—

(a)with any such person as may be specified in the scheme, or

(b)with any person falling within any such class or description of person as may be so specified,

for making the services of transport police available to that person for such period, to such extent, and on such terms, as may be specified in the agreement.

(4)A scheme which makes such provision as is mentioned in subsection (3) above shall also make provision for the method of settling any dispute in relation to transport police which may arise between the Board and the person with whom any such agreement as is mentioned in that subsection is made.

(5)Where the Board makes any such agreement as is mentioned in subsection (3) above, transport police may act, in accordance with the terms of the agreement, as constables in, on and in the vicinity of any premises owned by the person with whom the agreement is made, notwithstanding the provisions of section 53(1) of the [1949 c. xxix.] British Transport Commission Act 1949 or section 53(4) of that Act as it applies to Scotland (which restrict the places in which they may so act).

(6)A scheme may contain such supplemental, incidental, consequential or transitional provision as the Secretary of State may consider appropriate.

(7)A scheme may make modifications consequential on its provisions in section 53 of the [1949 c. xxix.] British Transport Commission Act 1949.

(8)Schedule 10 to this Act shall have effect for the purpose of making provision consequential upon the provisions of this section.

(9)The power to make a scheme shall be exercisable by statutory instrument, and a statutory instrument containing a scheme shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(10)In this section—

(a)“transport police” means constables appointed under section 53 of the British Transport Commission Act 1949; and

(b)“scheme” means a scheme made under subsection (1) above.

133Terms and conditions of employment of transport police

(1)There shall continue to be a conference consisting of an equal number of representatives of the Board and of transport police to which all questions relating to rates of pay, hours of duty and conditions of service of transport police shall be referred.

(2)In the event of disagreement between the two sides of the conference, an independent chairman shall be appointed with power to give decisions which shall have effect as decisions of the conference.

(3)The independent chairman shall be chosen by agreement between the two sides of the conference or, failing such agreement, shall be nominated by the Secretary of State.

(4)In this section “transport police” has the meaning given in section 132(10) above.

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