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Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000

Section 59: General Duty of Chief Constable to Report to the Board

74.Section 59 requires the Chief Constable to submit to the Board a report on any policing matter at the request of the Board.  Under Schedule 1, paragraph 17(6) and (7), the Board must determine, publish and comply with procedures for exercising its power to call for reports under section 59(1).  The Chief Constable can refer to the Secretary of State requests by the Board for reports dealing with national security, sensitive personal matters, ongoing court cases, or matters which would prejudice the prevention or detection of crime (subsection (3)).  In these cases the Secretary of State is required to determine, within 30 days, whether the Chief Constable should provide a report to the Board.

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