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Policing and Crime Act 2017

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15After Schedule 27 insert—

Section 327A

Schedule 27AThe London Fire Commissioner

Appointment and tenure of office

1(1)The terms and conditions on which the London Fire Commissioner is appointed are to be determined by the Mayor.

(2)A person holds and vacates office as the London Fire Commissioner in accordance with the terms and conditions of the person’s appointment.

(3)Sub-paragraph (2) is subject to section 327C (suspension and removal of London Fire Commissioner).

Remuneration

2(1)The person who is the London Fire Commissioner is to be paid such remuneration, allowances and gratuities as may be provided for under the terms and conditions of the Commissioner’s appointment.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) “allowances”, in relation to the London Fire Commissioner, means allowances in respect of expenses incurred by the person in the performance of the Commissioner’s functions.

(3)There is to be paid—

(a)a pension to, or in respect of, a person who has been the London Fire Commissioner, or

(b)amounts for or towards the provision of a pension to, or in respect of, such a person,

in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Commissioner’s appointment.

(4)Payments under this paragraph are to be made by the London Fire Commissioner.

(5)In determining the London Fire Commissioner’s terms and conditions relating to these matters, the Mayor must have regard to the financial resources of the Commissioner.

The Deputy London Fire Commissioner

3(1)The London Fire Commissioner may exercise the power in section 112 of the Local Government Act 1972 (appointment of staff) to appoint a Deputy London Fire Commissioner.

(2)The Deputy London Fire Commissioner may exercise any or all of the powers and duties of the London Fire Commissioner—

(a)during any absence, incapacity or suspension from duty of the Commissioner,

(b)during any vacancy in the office of Commissioner, or

(c)at any other time, with the consent of the Commissioner.

(3)The Deputy London Fire Commissioner may not act under sub-paragraph (2)(a) or (b) for a continuous period of three months or more without the consent of the Mayor.

Damages and costs in legal proceedings

4(1)The following amounts must be paid by the London Fire Commissioner—

(a)any damages or costs awarded against the Commissioner in any proceedings brought against the Commissioner in respect of the acts or omissions of an officer employed by the Commissioner;

(b)any costs incurred by the Commissioner in any such proceedings so far as not recovered by the Commissioner in the proceedings;

(c)any sum required in connection with the settlement of any claim made against the Commissioner in respect of the acts or omissions of an officer employed by the Commissioner, if the settlement is approved by the Mayor.

(2)The London Fire Commissioner may, in such cases and to such extent as appears to the Commissioner to be appropriate, pay—

(a)any damages or costs awarded against an officer employed by the Commissioner in proceedings for any unlawful conduct of that officer,

(b)any costs incurred and not recovered by such an officer in such proceedings, and

(c)any sum required in connection with the settlement of a claim that has or might have given rise to such proceedings.

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