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Police and Justice Act 2006

Paragraphs 49 to 92: Consequential amendments

72.These paragraphs make amendments to other legislation in consequence of the creation of the Agency and the abolition of Centrex and PITO.

73.Paragraphs 80 to 89 amend the Police Reform Act 2002 in order to extend to the Agency the arrangements therein for the investigation of complaints and conduct matters. Such arrangements include oversight by the IPCC.

New Section 16A of Police Reform Act 2002: the Agency and the IPCC

74.New section 16A of the 2002 Act (inserted by paragraph 85) places a duty on the Agency and its chief executive to comply with the requirements of an investigation by the IPCC and its staff. It also provides for the Agency to provide staff to the IPCC for the purposes of an investigation.

New Section 26B of Police Reform Act 2002: National Policing Improvement Agency

75.New section 26B of the 2002 Act (inserted by paragraph 87) places a duty on the IPCC and the Agency to enter into an agreement as to how the IPCC will operate in relation to the Agency’s staff and the procedures that will be put into practice. No change may be made to this agreement without the Secretary of State’s agreement, and it may not be terminated unless another agreement has been made to replace it. The IPCC will not have any jurisdiction over matters relating to the direction and control of the Agency. The IPCC’s authority under this new section only relates to the Agency’s activities in England and Wales.

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