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Greater London Authority Act 1999

Section 311: Assimilation of general functions to those of other police authorities

477.Section 311 assimilates the MPA's general functions to those of other police authorities. The MPA will be under a duty to maintain an efficient and effective police force for the MPD. In discharging its functions, the MPA must have regard to a number of factors:

  • objectives determined by the Secretary of State;

  • objectives determined by the MPA;

  • performance targets established by the MPA;

  • local policing plans issued by the MPA (including Best Value compliance);

  • codes of practice issued by the Secretary of State.

478.The MPA will also have to comply with any directions given to it by the Secretary of State relating to performance targets, or following an adverse report from Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary.

479.Schedule 27 amends the 1996 Act so as to require the MPA to determine objectives for the policing of the MPD, issue a policing plan, and produce an annual report at the end of each financial year.

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