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After section 53 of the 1996 Act there shall be inserted—
(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision requiring all police forces in England and Wales—
(a)to adopt particular procedures or practices; or
(b)to adopt procedures or practices of a particular description.
(2)Before making any regulations under this section, the Secretary of State shall seek advice from—
(a)the chief inspector of constabulary; and
(b)the Central Police Training and Development Authority.
(3)Before seeking advice under subsection (2) the Secretary of State shall consult about his proposal to do so with—
(a)persons whom he considers to represent the interests of police authorities; and
(b)persons whom he considers to represent the interests of chief officers of police.
(4)A request for the purposes of subsection (2) may specify a period within which the requested advice is to be provided; and, if a period is so specified, the requested advice must be provided within it.
(5)Before giving any advice in response to a request for the purposes of subsection (2), the Central Police Training and Development Authority shall consult with—
(a)persons whom it considers to represent the interests of police authorities;
(b)persons whom it considers to represent the interests of chief officers of police; and
(c)such other persons as it thinks fit.
(6)The Secretary of State shall not make any regulations under this section requiring the adoption of any procedure or practice unless—
(a)he has, as respects that procedure or practice, received advice from the Central Police Training and Development Authority and has considered that advice;
(b)the advice of the chief inspector of constabulary states that that inspector is satisfied as to the matters mentioned in subsection (7); and
(c)the Secretary of State himself is satisfied as to those matters.
(7)Those matters are—
(a)that the adoption of that procedure or practice is necessary in order to facilitate the carrying out by members of any two or more police forces of joint or co-ordinated operations;
(b)that the making of regulations is necessary for securing the adoption of that procedure or practice; and
(c)that securing the adoption of that procedure or practice is in the national interest.
(8)Regulations under this section may make different provision for different cases and circumstances.
(9)A statutory instrument containing the first regulations to be made under this section shall not be made unless a draft of the regulations has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.
(10)A statutory instrument containing any other regulations under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.”
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