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Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006

Responsibilities in relation to the health and safety etc. of police

21.The Act provides a person who holds the office of Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (“PSNI”) with “corporation sole” status, and amends relevant health and safety and other legislation so that any prosecution under that legislation will ordinarily be brought against the Chief Constable in his capacity as office holder, rather than against him personally. This brings Northern Ireland into line with police forces in Great Britain.

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