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Disability Discrimination Act 1995

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(1)For the purposes of Part 2, the holding of the office of constable shall be treated as employment—

(a)by the chief officer of police as respects any act done by him in relation to a constable or that office;

(b)by the police authority as respects any act done by them in relation to a constable or that office.

(2)For the purposes of section 58—

(a)the holding of the office of constable shall be treated as employment by the chief officer of police (and as not being employment by any other person); and

(b)anything done by a person holding such an office in the performance, or purported performance, of his functions shall be treated as done in the course of that employment.

(3)There shall be paid out of the police fund—

(a)any compensation, costs or expenses awarded against a chief officer of police in any proceedings brought against him under Part 2, and any costs or expenses incurred by him in any such proceedings so far as not recovered by him in the proceedings; and

(b)any sum required by a chief officer of police for the settlement of any claim made against him under Part 2 [F2or 3] if the settlement is approved by the police authority.

(4)Any proceedings under Part 2 [F3or 3] which, by virtue of [F4this section], would lie against a chief officer of police shall be brought against—

(a)the chief officer of police for the time being, or

(b)in the case of a vacancy in that office, against the person for the time being performing the functions of that office;

and references in subsection (3) to the chief officer of police shall be construed accordingly.

(5)A police authority may, in such cases and to such extent as appear to it to be appropriate, pay out of the police fund—

(a)any compensation, costs or expenses awarded in proceedings under Part 2 [F3or 3] of this Act against a person under the direction and control of the chief officer of police;

(b)any costs or expenses incurred and not recovered by such a person in such proceedings; and

(c)any sum required in connection with the settlement of a claim that has or might have given rise to such proceedings.

(6)Subsections (1) and (2) apply to a police cadet and appointment as a police cadet as they apply to a constable and the office of constable.

(7)Subject to subsection (8), in this section—

  • “chief officer of police”—

    (a)

    in relation to a person appointed, or an appointment falling to be made, under a specified Act, has the same meaning as in the Police Act 1996 F5,

    (b)

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    (c)

    in relation to a person appointed, or an appointment falling to be made, under the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 F7, means the chief constable of the relevant police force,

    (d)

    in relation to any other person or appointment means the officer or other person who has the direction and control of the body of constables or cadets in question;

  • “police authority”—

    (a)

    in relation to a person appointed, or an appointment falling to be made, under a specified Act, has the same meaning as in the Police Act 1996,

    (b)

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    (c)

    in relation to a person appointed, or an appointment falling to be made, under the Police (Scotland) Act 1967, has the meaning given in that Act,

    (d)

    in relation to any other person or appointment, means the authority by whom the person in question is or on appointment would be paid;

  • police cadet” means any person appointed to undergo training with a view to becoming a constable;

  • “police fund”—

    (a)

    in relation to a chief officer of police within paragraph (a) of the above definition of that term, has the same meaning as in the Police Act 1996,

    (b)

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    (c)

    in any other case means money provided by the police authority;

  • specified Act” means the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 F10, the City of London Police Act 1839 F11 or the Police Act 1996.

(8)In relation to a constable of a force who is not under the direction and control of the chief officer of police for that force, references in this section to the chief officer of police are references to the chief officer of the force under whose direction and control he is, and references in this section to the police authority are references to the relevant police authority for that force.]

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F1S. 64A inserted (E.W.S.) (3.7.2003 for certain purposes, otherwise1.10.2004) by virtue of The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/1673), regs. 1(2)(3), 25

F2Words in s. 64A(3)-(5) inserted (5.12.2005) by Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (c. 13), ss. 4(2), 20(3)-(6), S.I. 2005/2774, {art. 3(c)}

F3Words in s. 64A(3)-(5) inserted (5.12.2005) by Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (c. 13), ss. 4(2), 20(3)-(6), S.I. 2005/2774, {art. 3(c)}

F4Words in s. 64A(4) substituted (5.12.2005) by Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (c. 13), ss. 4(3), 20(3)-(6), S.I. 2005/2774, {art. 3(c)}

F6S. 64A(7): para. (b) in definition of "chief officer of police" repealed (1.4.2006) by Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (c. 15), ss. 59, 174, 178(8), Sch. 4 para. 65, Sch. 17; S.I. 2006/378, art. 4(1), Sch. para. 10 (subject to art. 4(2)-(7))

F8S. 64A(7): para. (b) in definition of "police authority" repealed (1.4.2006) by Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (c. 15), ss. 59, 174, 178(8), Sch. 4 para. 65, Sch. 17; S.I. 2006/378, art. 4(1), Sch. para. 10 (subject to art. 4(2)-(7))

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