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Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

Schedule 7: Schedule to be inserted as Schedule 4B to the Police Act 1996

358.Paragraphs 1 to 11 of new Schedule 4B make further provision for: the membership of the PRRB; the appointment, resignation and dismissal of its members; and its procedures. Paragraph 12 enables the Secretary of State to give directions to the PRRB about the matters that it is to consider when making decisions. Such directions may, for example, require the PRRB to consider the Government’s public sector pay policy or the impact of its recommendations on recruitment and retention.

359.Paragraph 13 of new Schedule 4B sets out the persons and bodies the Secretary of State must consult before: making or revising a determination about the number of members or the kinds of experience the members of the PRRB should possess (under paragraph 2); issuing or revising a statement of principles relating to the conduct of members (issued under paragraph 4); giving or revising a direction as to the persons or bodies from whom it should gather evidence, the procedure for obtaining evidence, or the matters it should consider when making recommendations (under paragraph 11(2) or 12).

360.Paragraph 14 of new Schedule 4B requires the Secretary of State to publish statements of determinations (and revised determinations); statements of principles (and revised statements); and directions (and revised directions).

361.Paragraph 15 of new Schedule 4B enables the Secretary of State and Department of Justice in Northern Ireland to defray the costs of the PRRB.

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