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Police and Justice Act 2006

Section 6 and Schedule 4: Statutory consultation requirements

131.Section 6 introduces Schedule 4. Schedule 4 amends provisions in existing legislation requiring consultation with persons representing the interests of police authorities or chief officers of police. The effect of the amendments is to require consultation with the APA or ACPO instead.

132.Section 6 also provides a power for the Secretary of State to amend by order (subject to the negative procedure) these consultation requirements, should other bodies represent these interests in the future, or if the APA or ACPO were to change its name.

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