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Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006

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Appointment of political members of DPPs which do not meet the political condition

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3(1)This paragraph applies in relation to each DPP specified in the list published under paragraph 2(5).

(2)The council must publish notice of the date which is to be the political appointment date in relation to the DPP.

(3)Notice under sub-paragraph (2) must be published in such manner as appears to the council appropriate for bringing it to the attention of interested persons.

(4)The political appointment date in relation to a DPP must be a date no later than three months after the date on which the list is published.

(5)Each person who is a political member of the DPP on the day before the political appointment date shall cease to hold office at the end of that day.

(6)On the political appointment date, the council must appoint political members of the DPP in accordance with Schedule 3 to the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (c. 32); but for this purpose paragraph 3(1) of that Schedule is to have effect as if, for “immediately after the last local general election” there were substituted “on the date on which Schedule 8 to the Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006 comes into force”.

(7)A person who ceases to hold office as a political member by virtue of sub-paragraph (5) shall be eligible for re-appointment.

(8)Where a political member of the DPP ceases to hold office at any time during the period—

(a)beginning with the date on which the list is published, and

(b)ending with the day before the political appointment date,

no appointment shall be made to fill the casual vacancy.

(9)Where a person ceases to hold office as chairman of the DPP during that period, no appointment shall be made before the political appointment date to fill the vacancy in the office.

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