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Police and Justice Act 2006

Section 21: Joint crime and disorder committees

215.This section inserts two new subsections into section 5 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, to extend the order-making power to enable the Secretary of State to require councils to appoint a joint committee to carry out crime and disorder scrutiny functions. This will be used where CDRP mergers have taken place, so that responsible authorities and co-operating bodies are not required to answer to two or more separate crime and disorder committees.

216.New subsection (1C) also allows the order to apply any legislative provisions affecting single committees to a joint committee – either directly, or modified if necessary to reflect the different characteristics of a joint committee.

217.New subsection (1D) explains that “crime and disorder scrutiny functions” are those that would otherwise be exercisable by the crime and disorder committee of the council under section 19.

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