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Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000

Schedule 7: Transitional and Transitory Provisions

113.Paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 provides for references to the Police Service of Northern Ireland in the Act to be construed in accordance with current legislation as references to the Royal Ulster Constabulary and its Reserve respectively until the new terms are brought into effect (by the coming into operation of section 78(2)) which the Government has stated will happen in autumn 2001.  Paragraph 2 enables the Police Authority to carry out the Board’s role in the new recruitment arrangements pending the latter’s establishment.  Paragraph 3 makes it clear that community and police liaison committees established under arrangements made under section 7 of the 1998 Act are preserved.

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