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Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2003

Section 8: Performance summaries

19.This section amends section 28 of the 2000 Act, to provide the Board with two options for publishing its assessment of the police performance against efficiency targets. Previously, the 2000 Act provided that the Board must publish three documents:

  • a policing plan (s.26(1));

  • a performance plan (s.28(4)), containing efficiency targets for the year ahead and a retrospective summary of performance against the previous year’s targets; and

  • an annual report (s.57(1)).

20.Subsection (2) amends section 28(5)(c) of the 2000 Act so as to remove the previous requirement that the retrospective summary of performance against targets (to be known as the “performance summary”) form part of the performance plan. Instead, subsection (3) gives the Board discretion to publish the performance summary with the annual report, or with the performance plan.

21.Subsections (4) and (5) make consequential amendments. Subsection (6) provides that the new arrangements will have effect from the financial year 2003/04.

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