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SCHEDULES

Section 11

SCHEDULE 6E+W+S+N.I.Inspections and complaints

Part 1 E+W+S+N.I.Inspections

Inspections in ScotlandE+W+S+N.I.

1(1)Before making a request for an inspection that would fall to be carried out wholly or partly in Scotland, the Secretary of State must consult the Scottish Ministers.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)HMIC may carry out an inspection jointly with the Scottish inspectors—

(a)if it is carried out wholly in Scotland, or

(b)in a case where it is carried out partly in Scotland, to the extent that it is carried out there.

(3)Before deciding whether or not to carry out such an inspection jointly with the Scottish inspectors, HMIC must consult the Scottish inspectors.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 6 para. 1 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

Inspections in Northern IrelandE+W+S+N.I.

2Before making a request for an inspection that would fall to be carried out wholly or partly in Northern Ireland, the Secretary of State must consult the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I2Sch. 6 para. 2 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

Publication of HMIC reportsE+W+S+N.I.

3(1)The Secretary of State must arrange for every HMIC report received to be published in such manner as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)But the Secretary of State may exclude from publication any part of an HMIC report if, in the Secretary of State's opinion, the publication of that part—

(a)would be against the interests of national security,

(b)could prejudice the prevention or detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders, or the prosecution of offences, or

(c)might jeopardise the safety of any person.

(3)The Secretary of State must send a copy of the published report—

(a)to the NCA; and

(b)if the inspection was carried out wholly or partly in Scotland, to the Scottish Ministers; and

(c)if the inspection was carried out wholly or partly in Northern Ireland, to the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I3Sch. 6 para. 3 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

NCA responseE+W+S+N.I.

4(1)The Director General must—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)prepare comments on each HMIC report as published by the Secretary of State; and

(b)arrange for those comments to be published in such manner as the Director General considers appropriate.

[F1(1A)The comments must be published before the end of the period of 56 days beginning with the day on which the HMIC report is published by the Secretary of State.

(1B)If the HMIC report includes a recommendation, the comments must include an explanation of—

(a)the action the Director General has taken or proposes to take in response to the recommendation, or

(b)why the Director General has not taken, or does not propose to take, any action in response.]

(2)The Director General must send a copy of any document published under sub-paragraph (1)(b)—

(a)to the Secretary of State; and

(b)if the inspection was carried out wholly or partly in Scotland, to the Scottish Ministers; and

(c)if the inspection was carried out wholly or partly in Northern Ireland, to the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F1Sch. 6 para. 4(1A)(1B) inserted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes, 2.5.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), ss. 37(6), 183(1)(5)(e); S.I. 2017/399, reg. 4(a) (with reg. 8)

Commencement Information

I4Sch. 6 para. 4 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

Disclosure of informationE+W+S+N.I.

5(1)The Director General must—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)provide to a policing inspectorate such information and documents specified or described in a notification given by the inspectorate to the Director General, and

(b)produce or deliver up to the inspectorate all such evidence and other things so specified or described,

as appear to the inspectorate to be required for the purposes of the exercise of an NCA inspection function.

(2)Anything that the Director General is obliged to provide, produce or deliver up by virtue of a requirement imposed under sub-paragraph (1) must be provided, produced or delivered up in such form and manner, and within such period, as may be specified—

(a)in the notification imposing the requirement, or

(b)in any subsequent notification given by the inspectorate to the Director General.

(3)Nothing in this paragraph requires the Director General—

(a)to comply with an obligation imposed under sub-paragraph (1) before the earliest time at which it is practicable to do so, or

(b)to comply at all with any such obligation if it never becomes practicable to do so.

(4)An NCA officer may disclose information to any policing inspectorate for the purposes of the exercise by any policing inspectorate of an NCA inspection function.

(5)The Secretary of State may, by regulations, make—

(a)further provision about the disclosure of information under sub-paragraph (1) or (4);

(b)provision about the further disclosure of information that has been disclosed under sub-paragraph (1) or (4).

(6)Such regulations may, in particular—

(a)modify any provision of Schedule 7 in its application to such a disclosure, or

(b)disapply any such provision from such a disclosure.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I5Sch. 6 para. 5(1)-(4) in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

I6Sch. 6 para. 5(5)(6) in force at 8.5.2013 by S.I. 2013/1042, art. 2(m)

Access to premisesE+W+S+N.I.

6(1)The Director General must secure that a policing inspectorate is given access to premises occupied for the purposes of the NCA and access to documents and other things on those premises if—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the inspectorate requires such access, and

(b)the requirement is imposed for the purposes of the exercise of an NCA inspection function.

(2)Where there are reasonable grounds for not allowing the inspectorate to have the required access at the time at which the inspectorate seeks to have it, the obligation under sub-paragraph (1) has effect as an obligation to secure that the required access is allowed to the inspectorate at the earliest practicable time specified by the inspectorate after there cease to be any such grounds.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I7Sch. 6 para. 6 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

InterpretationE+W+S+N.I.

7In this Part of this Schedule—

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I8Sch. 6 para. 7 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

Part 2 E+W+S+N.I.Complaints: other amendments

Police Reform Act 2002E+W+S+N.I.

8The Police Reform Act 2002 is amended as follows.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I9Sch. 6 para. 8 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

9(1)Section 10 (general functions of the IPCC) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)in paragraph (g), for “Serious Organised Crime Agency” substitute “ National Crime Agency ”;

(b)omit paragraph (h).

(3)In subsection (3), for paragraphs (ba) and (bb) substitute—

(bc)any regulations under section 26C of this Act (the National Crime Agency);.

(4)Omit subsection (9).

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I10Sch. 6 para. 9 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

10(1)Section 11 (reports to the Secretary of State) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (6)—

(a)omit paragraphs (b) and (e);

(b)after paragraph (e) insert—

(f)to the National Crime Agency..

(3)In subsection (8), for “Serious Organised Crime Agency” substitute “ National Crime Agency ”.

(4)Omit subsection (9A).

(5)In subsection (10)—

(a)omit paragraphs (d) and (h);

(b)in paragraph (g), omit “and”;

(c)after paragraph (h) insert ; and

(i)the National Crime Agency..

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I11Sch. 6 para. 10 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

11(1)Section 15 (general duties) is amended in accordance with this section.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1A), for “Serious Organised Crime Agency” substitute “ National Crime Agency ”.

(3)Omit subsection (1B).

(4)In subsection (3)(c)—

(a)for “Serious Organised Crime Agency” substitute “ National Crime Agency ”;

(b)for “member of the staff of that Agency” substitute “ National Crime Agency officer ”.

(5)In subsections (4)(c) and (5)(c), for “Serious Organised Crime Agency” substitute “ National Crime Agency ”.

(6)In subsection (6)—

(a)for “Serious Organised Crime Agency” substitute “ National Crime Agency ”;

(b)in paragraph (a), for “member of the staff of the Agency” substitute “ a National Crime Agency officer ”.

(7)In subsection (7), for “member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency” substitute “ National Crime Agency officer ”.

(8)In subsection (8), for “member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency” substitute “ National Crime Agency officer ”.

(9)Omit subsection (8A).

(10)In subsection (9)—

(a)in paragraph (a), for “member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency” substitute “ National Crime Agency officer ”;

(b)in paragraph (b), for “member of the staff of the Agency” substitute “ National Crime Agency officer ”.

(11)In subsection (10), omit paragraph (b) (and the word “and” at the end of paragraph (a)).

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I12Sch. 6 para. 11 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

12(1)Section 16 (payment for assistance with investigations) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (5)(a), for “Serious Organised Crime Agency” substitute “ National Crime Agency ”.

(3)In subsection (6), for “Serious Organised Crime Agency” substitute “ National Crime Agency ”.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I13Sch. 6 para. 12 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

13Omit section 16A (investigations: NPIA involvement).

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I14Sch. 6 para. 13 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

14In section 17, omit subsection (6).

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I15Sch. 6 para. 14 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

15Omit sections 26A and 26B (agreements about complaints about the Serious Organised Crime Agency or the National Policing Improvement Agency).

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I16Sch. 6 para. 15 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

16In section 29 (interpretation of Part 2), in subsection (3), for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—

(ca)a National Crime Agency officer; or.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I17Sch. 6 para. 16 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

17(1)Schedule 3 (handling of complaints and conduct matters etc) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In paragraph 16(3), for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—

(d)a National Crime Agency officer,.

[F2(3)In paragraph 17(2), for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—

(d)a National Crime Agency officer,.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F2Sch. 6 para. 17(3) omitted (E.W.) (31.1.2017 for specified purposes) by virtue of Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), s. 183(1)(5)(e), Sch. 5 para. 53

Commencement Information

I18Sch. 6 para. 17 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2007E+W+S+N.I.

18(1)The Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2007(the “2007 Order”) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In article 2 (interpretation), for paragraph (d) substitute—

(d)NCA” means the National Crime Agency;

(e)NCA officer” means a National Crime Agency officer..

(3)In article 4 (agreements to establish complaints procedures), in paragraph (7)—

(a)omit sub-paragraph (b)(iv);

(b)omit sub-paragraph (c)(iii);

(c)after sub-paragraph (c) insert—

(d)any statement made by a person who is, or has been, an NCA officer about the terms and conditions of their service;.

(4)The amendments of the 2007 Order made by section 11 and this Schedule may be amended or revoked as if made in the exercise of the powers under which the 2007 Order was made.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I19Sch. 6 para. 18 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)

Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998E+W+S

19In section 61 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (reports), in subsection (5)(c), for “Serious Organised Crime Agency” substitute “ National Crime Agency ”.

Annotations:

Extent Information

E1Sch. 6 para. 19: "the relevant NCA provisions" as specified in the table in Sch. 24 para. 9, and to the extent there specified, do not extend to Northern Ireland, see Sch. 24 paras. 1, 2

Commencement Information

I20Sch. 6 para. 19 in force at 7.10.2013 by S.I. 2013/1682, art. 3(q)