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The Police Federation (Amendment) Regulations 1986

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Procedure for removal from office

7.  There shall be inserted after Schedule 5 to the principal Regulations the following provision:—

SCHEDULE 6REMOVAL FROM OFFICE

1.  This Schedule shall apply in relation to the removal from office of a member of any of the following bodies (hereafter in this Schedule referred to as “specified bodies”):—

  • any branch board;

  • any liaison committee;

  • the conferences arrangements committee;

  • each central committee.

2.  A motion for the removal from office of a person under this Schedule shall be sent to the secretary of specified body in question and shall—

(a)be signed by at least one-third of those qualified to elect the person in question to the specified body in question (“the electorate”); and

(b)contain a statement of the grounds on which those signing the motion consider that that person should be removed from office.

3.  On receipt of a motion in accordance with paragraph 2, the secretary shall forthwith send a copy thereof to the person in question and invite him to supply in writing, within 14 days, his comments thereon.

4.  At the expiry of the said 14 days, the secretary shall send a copy of the motion, and the comments, if any, thereon of the person in question, to each member of the electorate and shall arrange for the members of the electorate to vote on the motion.

5.  If a majority of the members of the electorate voting thereon vote in favour of the motion the person in question shall cease to be a member of the specified body in question.

6.  An election shall forthwith be held to fill any vacancy created by the removal of a person under this schedule, and a person so removed shall be entitled to be a candidate for office at such an election..

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