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16(1)Sub-paragraphs (4) and (5) have effect in relation to the transitional period.N.I.
(2)The transitional period is the period—
(a)beginning on the date on which this Schedule comes into force;
(b)ending on the date of the next local general election after that date.
(3)“Local general election” has the same meaning as in the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962.
(4)In paragraph 17 of Schedule 3 to the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (inserted by paragraph 12 above) after sub-paragraph (2) insert—
“(2A)In paragraph 3, after sub-paragraph (4) insert—
“(4A)The council may, with the approval of the Board, terminate the appointment of a political member if it appears to the council to be necessary or expedient to do so in order to enable it to comply with paragraph 2(6).”
(2B)In paragraph 3(5), after paragraph (a) insert—
“(aa)his appointment is terminated under sub-paragraph (4A);”.
(2C)In paragraph 3(6), after “expires” insert “ , whose appointment is terminated under sub-paragraph (4A) ”.”
(5)In Schedule 3A to the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (inserted by paragraph 13 above), in paragraph 4(1) after “among” insert “ (a) ” and after “paragraph 5” insert— “; and
(b)persons who hold office as independent members of the partnership”.
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