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Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000

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23(1)The Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 shall be amended as follows.

(2)In Part III—

(a)for “Police Authority” (wherever occurring) substitute “Board”;

(b)in sections 25, 26 and 27 for “the Royal Ulster Constabulary”, “the Constabulary” and “that Constabulary” (wherever occurring) substitute “the Police Service of Northern Ireland”;

(c)in section 27(7)(b) omit “18” and after “this Act” insert “and section 32 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000”;

(d)in section 28(1) for “Royal Ulster Constabulary Fund” substitute “Police Fund”;

(e)in section 29(2) for “section 10(5)” substitute “section 10(5) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000”;

(f)in section 29(5) for “Royal Ulster Constabulary” substitute “the Police Service of Northern Ireland”;

(g)in section 31(5)(c)(iv) for “the Authority” substitute “the Board”.

(3)In section 33(2)(c) for “Police Authority” substitute “Board”.

(4)In Part V—

(a)omit sections 37 and 39;

(b)for “Police Authority” (wherever occurring) substitute “Board”;

(c)in sections 41(2), 45(1) and (2) and 46 for “the Northern Ireland Police Service” substitute

(a)the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

(b)the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve;

(c)the police support staff; and

(d)traffic wardens.;

(e)in subsection (4) of section 42, and in both places where it occurs in subsection (5) of that section, for “the Authority” substitute “the Board”.

(5)In Part VII—

(a)for “Police Authority” (wherever occurring) substitute “Board”;

(b)in section 50(1) for “Royal Ulster Constabulary” substitute “Police Service of Northern Ireland”;

(c)in section 55(1) for “the Authority” (wherever occurring) substitute “the Board”;

(d)in sections 56(3) and 57(6) for “section 18” substitute “section 32 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000”.

(6)In Part VIII—

(a)in section 72 after subsection (2) insert—

(2A)Regulations shall not be made under section 25(2)(k) or 26(2)(g) except with the consent of the Treasury.;

(b)for section 73 substitute—

73Interpretation

(1)This Act shall be construed as one with the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000; and accordingly any word or expression to which a meaning is given by section 77 of that Act has the same meaning in this Act as in that Act.

(2)References in this Act to a member of the police force are to be construed as references to a police officer.

(3)References in this Act in any other context to the police force are to be construed as references to the police.

(4)In this Act “a police force in Great Britain” means a police force within the meaning of the [1996 c. 16.] Police Act 1996 or the [1967 c. 77.] Police (Scotland) Act 1967 .

(7)In Schedule 3—

(a)in paragraph 5(2) for “Police Authority” substitute “Board”;

(b)in paragraph 7(2)(a), for “section 19” substitute “section 33 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000”;

(c)in paragraph 8(4), for “section 18” substitute “section 32 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000”.

(8)In Schedule 5, in paragraph 2 for “Royal Ulster Constabulary” substitute “Police Service of Northern Ireland”.

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