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Police and Justice Act 2006

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20Guidance and regulations regarding crime and disorder matters

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(1)The Secretary of State may issue guidance to—

(a)local authorities in England,

(b)members of those authorities, and

(c)crime and disorder committees of those authorities,

with regard to the exercise of their functions under section 19.

(2)The National Assembly for Wales, after consulting the Secretary of State, may issue guidance to—

(a)local authorities in Wales,

(b)members of those authorities, and

(c)crime and disorder committees of those authorities,

with regard to the exercise of their functions under section 19.

(3)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision supplementing that made by section 19 in relation to local authorities in England.

(4)The Secretary of State, after consulting the National Assembly for Wales, may by regulations make provision supplementing that made by section 19 in relation to local authorities in Wales.

(5)Regulations under subsection (3) or (4) may in particular make provision—

(a)as to the co-opting of additional members to serve on the crime and disorder committee of a local authority;

(b)as to the frequency with which the power mentioned in section 19(1)(a) is to be exercised;

(c)requiring information to be provided to the crime and disorder committee by the responsible authorities and the co-operating persons and bodies;

(d)imposing restrictions on the provision of information to the crime and disorder committee by the responsible authorities and the co-operating persons and bodies;

(e)requiring officers or employees of the responsible authorities and the co-operating persons and bodies to attend before the crime and disorder committee to answer questions;

(f)specifying how a person is to refer a matter to a member of a local authority, or to the executive of a local authority, under section 19(3) or (4);

(g)specifying the periods within which—

(i)a member of a local authority is to deal with a request under section 19(3);

(ii)the executive of a local authority is to deal with a matter referred under section 19(4);

(iii)the crime and disorder committee is to deal with a matter referred as mentioned in section 19(6);

(iv)the responsible authorities and the co-operating persons and bodies are to consider and respond to a report or recommendations made under or by virtue of section 19.

(6)Regulations made by virtue of subsection (5)(a) may provide for a person co-opted to serve as a member of a crime and disorder committee to have the same entitlement to vote as any other member.

(7)In this section “local authority”, “crime and disorder committee”, “responsible authorities” and “co-operating persons and bodies” have the same meaning as in section 19.

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