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Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003

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46Conditions of service: Transport Police Conference

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(1)This section applies to action of any of the following kinds—

(a)the making by the Authority of regulations under section 36, 37 or 38 about the conditions of service of constables, special constables or cadets,

(b)the making by the Secretary of State of regulations under section 42 about the conditions of service of constables, special constables or cadets,

(c)the issuing by the Secretary of State of a document under section 29,

(d)the taking by the Authority of a decision about the conditions of service of constables, special constables or cadets, and

(e)the taking by the Secretary of State of a decision about the conditions of service of constables, special constables or cadets.

(2)Before taking action to which this section applies the Authority or the Secretary of State shall invite the British Transport Police Federation to nominate a number of individuals, not fewer than two nor more than five, to meet with an equal number of individuals nominated by the Authority to discuss the action proposed.

(3)Where a group is nominated under subsection (2) the person proposing to act shall, before acting—

(a)give the group an opportunity to make recommendations about the proposed action, and

(b)have regard to any recommendation made.

(4)Where the person proposing to act thinks that a group nominated under subsection (2) is unable to agree recommendations about the proposed action he shall, before acting—

(a)give the group an opportunity to nominate an individual who is not part of the group to make recommendations about the proposed action,

(b)give any person nominated by the group an opportunity to make recommendations about the proposed action, and

(c)have regard to any recommendation made.

(5)Where the person proposing to act thinks that a group nominated under subsection (2) is unable to agree a nomination under subsection (4)(a)—

(a)the Secretary of State may nominate a person to make recommendations about the proposed action, and

(b)the person proposing to act shall, before acting—

(i)give any person nominated under paragraph (a) an opportunity to make recommendations about the proposed action, and

(ii)have regard to any recommendation made.

(6)In subsections (4) and (5) a reference to agreement of a group nominated under subsection (2) is a reference to the agreement of—

(a)a majority of the individuals nominated by the British Transport Police Federation, and

(b)a majority of the individuals nominated by the Authority.

(7)In this section a reference to conditions of service includes a reference to any terms and conditions of employment (including pay and hours of duty).

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