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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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The probation service

326Organisation of probation service in Greater London

(1)The Secretary of State may by order make provision for combining in one probation area (“the Greater London probation area”) all of the petty sessions areas which fall wholly within Greater London.

(2)An order under subsection (1) above may make provision for the purpose of, or in connection with, organising the probation service for the Greater London probation area.

(3)The provision that may be made under subsection (2) above—

(a)includes provision for the qualifying expenses of any probation committee for the Greater London probation area to be defrayed by the Secretary of State, and

(b)in consequence of the provision mentioned in paragraph (a) above, includes provision requiring the Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District to refrain from exercising the functions conferred on him by the [1993 c. 47.] Probation Service Act 1993.

(4)In subsection (3) above the reference to the qualifying expenses of any probation committee for the Greater London probation area shall be construed in accordance with section 17 of the Probation Service Act 1993.

(5)The provision that may be made under subsection (2) above includes provision relating to the appointment of, and allowances payable to, members of any probation committee for the Greater London probation area and any probation liaison committee for any area in the Greater London probation area.

(6)Without prejudice to section 405(1) below, the provision that may be made under subsection (1) or (2) above includes provision amending or repealing provisions of the [1993 c. 47.] Probation Service Act 1993.

(7)The Secretary of State may by order make provision for including in the Greater London probation area any petty sessions area outside that probation area.

(8)Before making an order under this section the Secretary of State shall give the justices acting for any petty sessions area affected by the order an opportunity of making representations about it, and shall consider any such representations.

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