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The Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provisions) Order 1994

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First meeting of new authorities

8.—(1) The first meeting of a new police authority shall be convened, and held at a place appointed, by the proper officer of the old police authority.

(2) Notice of the meeting shall be published at the place where the meeting is to be held and summonses to attend the meeting shall be signed by the proper officer of the old police authority.

(3) Until completion of the election of a chairman at the meeting, the functions falling to be exercised by the chairman shall be exercised by a member of the new police authority chosen by the members of that authority present at the meeting.

(4) At the meeting the proper officer of the old police authority shall exercise any functions falling to be exercised by the proper officer of the new police authority in relation to the meeting.

(5) The standing orders for the regulation of the proceedings and business of the old police authority shall, as far as practicable, apply at the meeting.

(6) The new police authority shall, as soon as practicable after the expenses were incurred, reimburse the old police authority in respect of such reasonable expenses as were necessarily incurred by the old police authority under this article.

(7) In this article references to the proper officer of the old police authority are references to the officer whose duty it is to summon meetings of that authority.

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