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61 The Police Negotiating Board for the United Kingdom.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)There shall continue to be a Police Negotiating Board for the United Kingdom for the consideration by persons representing the interests of—

(a)the authorities who between them maintain the police forces in Great Britain and the [F1Police Service of Northern Ireland],

[F2(aa)the Service Authority for the National Criminal Intelligence Service and the Service Authority for the National Crime Squad;]

(b)the persons who are members of those police forces or of [F3the Police Service] or are police cadets,

[F4(ba)the persons who are members of the National Criminal Intelligence Service within section 9(1)(a) or (b) of the Police Act 1997 or members of the National Crime Squad within section 55(1)(a) or (b) of that Act;]

(c)the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, F5. . .

(d)the Secretary of State, [F6and

(e)the Scottish Ministers,]

of questions relating to hours of duty, leave, pay and allowances, pensions or the issue, use and return of police clothing, personal equipment and accoutrements.

(2)The Chairman and any deputy chairman or chairmen of the Board shall be appointed by the Prime Minister [F7after consultation with the Scottish Ministers].

(3)Subject to subsection (2), the Board shall continue to be constituted in accordance with such arrangements, made after consultations between the Secretary of State and organisations representing the interests of the persons referred to in paragraphs [F8(a), (b), (c) and (e)] of subsection (1), as appear to the Secretary of State to be satisfactory.

(4)The Secretary of State may—

(a)pay to the Chairman and to any deputy chairman or chairmen of the Board such fees as the Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine, and

(b)defray any expenses incurred by the Board.

[F9(5)The Scottish Ministers may make payments towards the expenses incurred by the Board in relation to the exercise by it of its function in or as regards Scotland.

F9(6)For the purposes of section 36(3) of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967, any expenditure under subsection (5) above shall be treated as expenditure incurred under section 36(1) of the said Act of 1967.]

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F1Words in s. 61(1)(a) substituted (4.11.2001) by 2000 c. 32, s. 78, Sch. 6 para. 12(2); S.R. 2001/396, art. 2, Sch.

F3Words in s. 61(1)(b) substituted (4.11.2001) by 2000 c. 32, s. 78, Sch. 6 para. 12(2); S.R. 2001/396, art. 2, Sch.

F5Word in 61(1)(c) omitted (1.7.1999) by virtue of S.I. 1999/1747, arts. 1, 3, Sch. 21 Pt. II para. 2(a)(i); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

F6It is provided that s. 61(1)(e) and word “and" immediately preceding it shall be inserted (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1747, arts. 1, 3, Sch. 21 Pt. II para. 2(a)(ii); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

F8Words in s. 61(3) substituted (1.7.1999) by 1999/1747, arts. 1, 3, Sch. 21 Pt. II para. 2(c); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

F9S. 61(5)(6) inserted (1.7.1999) by 1999/1747, arts. 1, 3, Sch. 21 Pt. II para. 2(d); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

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