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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

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Wales: Secretary of State to ask local authorities to nominate members of panels

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15(1)This paragraph applies in relation to a Welsh police and crime panel if the Secretary of State is satisfied that the number of appointed members of the panel is less than the full complement.

(2)In the case of a police and crime panel for a single-authority police area, the Secretary of State must ask the relevant local authority to nominate the appropriate number of the authority’s councillors to be members of the panel.

(3)In the case of a police and crime panel for a multi-authority police area, the Secretary of State must—

(a)decide which of the relevant local authorities to ask to make nominations under this sub-paragraph (the “nominating authorities”);

(b)decide what number of nominations under this sub-paragraph each nominating authority is to be asked to make; and

(c)ask each nominating authority to nominate that number of the authority’s councillors to be members of the panel.

(4)In complying with sub-paragraph (3), the Secretary of State must secure—

(a)that the number of nominations which the nominating authority or authorities are asked to make (when taken together) is equal to the appropriate number; and

(b)that (as far as is reasonably practicable) the fair representation objective is met.

(5)The “fair representation objective” referred to in sub-paragraph (4)(b) is—

(a)in the case of a police area which covers ten or more local authorities, the objective that each relevant local authority has only one of its councillors as a member of the panel;

(b)in the case of a police area which covers nine or fewer local authorities, the objective that each relevant local authority has at least one of its councillors as a member of the panel.

(6)In this paragraph—

  • “appropriate number” means the number that is equal to the difference between—

    (a)

    the full complement; and

    (b)

    the number of appointed members of the panel;

  • “full complement” means the number of appointed members which the panel is to have by virtue of paragraph 13(1)(a).

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