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Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003

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56Reports by Chief Constable

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(1)As soon as is reasonably practicable after the end of each financial year the Chief Constable shall submit to the Authority a report about the policing of the railways in that year.

(2)The Chief Constable shall publish a report submitted by him under subsection (1).

(3)The Authority may require the Chief Constable to submit a report on specified matters connected with the performance of his functions.

(4)The Authority may publish, or require the Chief Constable to publish, a report submitted under subsection (3).

(5)But if the Chief Constable thinks that publication of all or part of a report under subsection (3) would be unnecessary, or undesirable for reasons of public interest—

(a)he may require the Authority to refer to the Secretary of State the question whether that report or part should be published, and

(b)the report or part shall be published only if the Secretary of State directs that it should be published.

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