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Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003

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52Railways policing plan

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(1)Before the beginning of each financial year the Authority shall issue a plan setting out the proposed arrangements for policing the railways during that year.

(2)The plan for a year must include a statement of—

(a)the Authority’s priorities for the year,

(b)the financial resources which the Authority expects to be available, and

(c)the proposed allocation of resources.

(3)The plan for a year must specify—

(a)any objective set by the Authority for that year under section 50,

(b)any objective by the Secretary of State for the year under section 51, and

(c)any performance target set by the Authority in relation to the achievement of an objective for that year (whether set under section 53 or otherwise).

(4)A plan for a year must be consistent with the relevant three-year strategy plan issued by the Authority under section 55.

(5)The Chief Constable shall submit to the Authority a draft plan for each financial year.

(6)Before issuing a plan which differs from the Chief Constable’s draft the Authority shall consult him.

(7)In preparing a plan the Chief Constable and the Authority shall have regard to any guidance given by the Secretary of State about local policing plans under section 8(4A) of the Police Act 1996 (c. 16).

(8)The Authority shall—

(a)publish each plan under this section, and

(b)send a copy of each plan under this section to the Secretary of State.

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