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Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

Sections 118 and 121: Removal of NCIS and NCS Directors General etc

361.As mentioned in paragraph 360, the Act repeals sections 7 and 53 of the Police Act 1997. Sections 118 and 121 amend sections 29 and 74 of that Act so as to enable the Secretary of State to call upon the Director General of NCIS or NCS to retire in the interests of the efficiency or effectiveness.

362.Before exercising his powers under those sections, the Secretary of State must give the Director General an opportunity to make representations. In the case of the Director General of NCIS, he must also consult the Scottish Ministers. Before exercising his powers under this section, the Secretary of State must appoint a person or persons to hold an enquiry and report to him.

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