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Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

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21After Schedule 2, there shall be inserted the following Schedule—

SCHEDULE 2AFurther provisions about Service Authorities

Powers

1(1)For the purpose of exercising its functions a Service Authority may, subject to the provisions of this Act—

(a)enter into contracts and other agreements (whether legally binding or not);

(b)acquire and dispose of property (including land);

(c)borrow money; and

(d)do such other things as the Authority thinks necessary or expedient.

(2)But the Authority may exercise a power conferred by sub-paragraph (1)(b) or (c) only with the consent of the Secretary of State.

(3)Such consent may be given—

(a)with respect to a particular case or with respect to a class of cases;

(b)subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

Committees

2(1)A person who is not a member of a Service Authority shall not be appointed to a committee or sub-committee of the Authority unless the Secretary of State has consented to the appointment.

(2)Remuneration and allowances paid to members of committees and sub-committees of a Service Authority who are not members of the Authority shall be of such amounts as the Secretary of State may determine.

Proceedings

3Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, each Service Authority shall regulate its own procedure.

4(1)Each Service Authority shall make provision for a quorum for its meetings to include at least one member appointed under each of paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of Schedule 1.

(2)Each Service Authority shall make provision for a quorum for meetings of any committee or sub-committee to include at least one member or employee of the Service Authority.

Arrangements for discharge of functions by Service Authorities

5(1)Each Service Authority may arrange for the discharge of any of its functions by a committee, a sub-committee or an officer of the Authority.

(2)Where by virtue of this paragraph any functions of an Authority may be discharged by a committee of the Authority, then, unless the Authority otherwise directs, the committee may arrange for the discharge of any of those functions by a sub-committee or an officer of the Authority.

(3)Where by virtue of this paragraph any functions of an Authority may be discharged by a sub-committee of the Authority, then, unless the Authority or the committee otherwise directs, the sub-committee may arrange for the discharge of any of those functions by an officer of the Authority.

(4)Any arrangements made by an Authority, a committee or sub-committee under this paragraph shall not prevent it from exercising the functions concerned.

6(1)A Service Authority may discharge any of its functions jointly with—

(a)the other Service Authority;

(b)one or more police authorities; or

(c)the other Service Authority and one or more police authorities.

(2)Where such arrangements (“joint arrangements”) are in force, the parties to the arrangements may also provide for the discharge of those functions by a joint committee of theirs or by an officer of one of them.

(3)Where, under sub-paragraph (2), joint arrangements provide that functions may be discharged by a joint committee, then, unless the parties to the arrangements otherwise direct, that committee may arrange for the discharge of any of those functions by a sub-committee of the joint committee or an officer of one of the parties to the arrangements.

(4)Where joint arrangements are in force, any enactment relating to the functions to which the arrangements relate or to the authorities by whom or the areas in respect of which they are to be discharged shall have effect subject to all necessary modifications in respect of its application in relation to those functions and the authorities by whom and the areas in respect of which (whether in pursuance of the arrangements or otherwise) they are to be discharged.

(5)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) “police authorities” means—

(a)police authorities for areas in England and Wales;

(b)police authorities for areas in Scotland; and

(c)the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

7References in paragraphs 5 and 6 to the discharge of any of the functions of a Service Authority include references to the doing of anything which is calculated to facilitate, or is conducive or incidental to, the discharge of any of those functions.

8(1)For the purposes of paragraphs 5 and 6, “officer”—

(a)in relation to the NCIS Service Authority, means the Director General of NCIS, his deputy while performing the duties of the Director General and any person employed by the Authority; and

(b)in relation to the NCS Service Authority, means the Director General of the National Crime Squad, his deputy while performing the duties of the Director General and any person employed by the Authority.

(2)Where pursuant to arrangements made by virtue of paragraph 5 or 6 the Director General of NCIS, or his deputy, may discharge functions of the NCIS Service Authority, he may arrange for the discharge of any of those functions by any other member of NCIS.

(3)Where pursuant to arrangements made by virtue of paragraph 5 or 6 the Director General of the National Crime Squad, or his deputy, may discharge functions of the NCS Service Authority, he may arrange for the discharge of any of those functions by any other member of that Squad.

Interpretation

9In this Schedule “Service Authority” means—

(a)the NCIS Service Authority, or

(b)the NCS Service Authority.

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