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Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2003

Section 15: Independent members: declaration against terrorism

41.This section amends Schedule 3 to the 2000 Act so as to require applicants for independent membership of a DPP to make a declaration against terrorism before being nominated as independent members by the council. The form of the declaration is that set out in Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Elected Authorities (Northern Ireland) Act 1989 (c.3), with the words “if appointed” substituted for “if elected”.

42.Subsection (4) amends paragraph 7 of Schedule 3 to the 2000 Act. It provides that acting in breach of the terms of a declaration against terrorism constitutes a further ground on which an independent member may be removed from office by the Board, or by the council with the Board’s consent. Subsection (5) sets out how the terms of the Elected Authorities (Northern Ireland) Act 1989 apply to determine whether an independent member has acted in breach of the terms of his declaration against terrorism.

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