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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

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The deputy police and crime commissioner

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8(1)This paragraph applies to a person appointed under section 18 by a police and crime commissioner to be the deputy police and crime commissioner.

(2)None of the following may be appointed as the deputy police and crime commissioner—

(a)a person who has not attained the age of 18 on the day of the appointment;

(b)a person who is subject to a relevant disqualification;

(c)a Member of the House of Commons;

(d)a member of the European Parliament;

(e)a member of the National Assembly for Wales;

(f)a member of the Scottish Parliament;

(g)a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(3)The terms and conditions of a person who is appointed as the deputy police and crime commissioner must provide for the appointment to end not later than the day when the current term of office of the appointing police and crime commissioner ends.

(4)Section 7 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (appointment of staff on merit) does not apply to the deputy police and crime commissioner.

(5)In this paragraph “current term of office”, in relation to the appointment of a deputy police and crime commissioner by a police and crime commissioner, means the commissioner’s term of office which is running at the time the appointment is made.

(6)For the purposes of this paragraph, a person is subject to a relevant disqualification if the person is disqualified from being elected as, or being, a police and crime commissioner under—

(a)section 65(1) (police officers, police-related employment etc), other than paragraph (e)(ii); or

(b)section 66(1), (3)(a)(iii) or (iv), (3)(c) or (3)(d) (citizenship, bankruptcy, criminal convictions & corrupt or illegal election practices).

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