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66 Regulations for administration, etc. of Royal Ulster Constabulary.N.I.

(1)Section 25 of the M1Police Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 (regulations for administration, etc. of Royal Ulster Constabulary) shall be amended as follows.

(2)Subsection (5) (Treasury concurrence required for certain regulations) shall be omitted.

(3)For subsections (6) and (7) there shall be substituted—

(5A)In relation to any matter as to which provision may be made by regulations under this section (other than the matters mentioned in subsection (2)(e) and (f)), the regulations may—

(a)authorise or require provision to be made by, or confer discretionary powers on, the Secretary of State, the Police Authority, the Chief Constable or other persons; or

(b)authorise or require the delegation by any person of functions conferred on him by or under the regulations.

(5B)Regulations under this section as to conditions of service shall secure that appointments for fixed terms are not made except where the person appointed holds the rank of superintendent or a higher rank.

(6)Where regulations under subsection (2)(a) vary the ranks held by members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, the regulations may make consequential amendments to any statutory provision (including this Act) containing a reference to any rank held by a member of that Constabulary.

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