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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

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24(1)The Secretary of State may, by order, make such transitional and transitory provision, and savings, as the Secretary of State considers appropriate in connection with Part 1 of this Act (including provision that supplements or varies the provision made by this Schedule).

(2)An order under this paragraph may, in particular—

(a)amend, or otherwise modify, any enactment;

(b)make any provision that may be made by a transfer scheme under Part 3 of this Schedule (whether the provision in the order relates to that Part or Part 2 of this Schedule);

(c)provide for the new policing body for a police area to make any payment which—

(i)before a day specified in the order could have been made out of the police fund of the existing police authority for that area, but

(ii)is not a liability which is transferred to the new policing body by virtue of Part 2 of this Schedule;

(d)provide for a new chief officer or a local authority to which property, rights or liabilities of a new policing body are, or are to be, transferred by virtue of a transfer scheme under Part 3 of this Schedule to make any payment which—

(i)before a day specified in the order could have been made out of the police fund of that new policing body, but

(ii)is not a liability which could be transferred by virtue of such a transfer scheme;

(e)make provision in relation to the accounts and audit of—

(i)existing police authorities, and

(ii)new policing bodies.

(3)Provision of the kind referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(e) may, in particular—

(a)amend, or otherwise modify, any enactment relating to the accounts and audit of public bodies in its application to—

(i)an existing police authority and the financial year in which that authority is abolished, or

(ii)a new policing body and the financial year in which that body is established;

(b)provide for the Secretary of State to give directions as to action to be taken in relation to the accounts and audit of—

(i)an existing police authority in relation to the financial year in which that authority is abolished, or

(ii)a new policing body in relation to the financial year in which that body is established;

(c)provide for a person who, in acting in accordance with such a direction, fails to comply with a code of practice or other document relating to proper accounting practice to be taken not to have so failed to comply.

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