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The Metropolitan Police Authority Regulations 2008

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12.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (3) and (4), a person shall be disqualified from being appointed as or being a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority if—

(a)he holds any paid office or employment appointments to which are or may be made or confirmed by the Metropolitan Police Authority or any committee or sub-committee of the Metropolitan Police Authority, or by a joint committee on which the Metropolitan Police Authority is represented, or by any person holding any such office or employment;

(b)a bankruptcy order has been made against him or his estate has been sequestrated or he has made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, his creditors;

(c)he is subject to a disqualification order or disqualification undertaking under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986(1), to a disqualification order under Part II of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1989(2), to a disqualification undertaking under the Company Directors Disqualification (Northern Ireland) Order 2002(3) or to an order made under section 429(2)(b) of the Insolvency Act 1986(4) (failure to pay under county court administration order); or

(d)he has within five years before the date of his appointment or since his appointment been convicted in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man of an offence, and has had passed on him a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of not less than three months.

(2) A paid employee of the Metropolitan Police Authority who is employed under the direction of a joint board, joint authority or joint committee on which the Metropolitan Police Authority is represented and any member of which is appointed on the nomination of some other police authority shall be disqualified from being appointed as or being a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority.

(3) Where a person is disqualified under paragraph (1)(b) by reason that a bankruptcy order has been made against him or his estate has been sequestrated, the disqualification shall cease—

(a)unless the bankruptcy order is previously annulled or the sequestration of his estate is recalled or reduced, on his obtaining a discharge; and

(b)if the bankruptcy order is annulled or the sequestration of his estate is recalled or reduced, on the date of that event.

(4) Where a person is disqualified under paragraph (1)(b) by reason of his having made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, his creditors and he pays his debts in full, the disqualification shall cease on the date on which the payment is completed, and in any other case it shall cease at the end of the period of five years beginning with the date on which the terms of the deed of composition or arrangement or trust deed are fulfilled.

(5) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(d), the date of a conviction shall be taken to be the ordinary date on which the period allowed for making an appeal or application expires or, if an appeal or application is made, the date on which the appeal or application is finally disposed of or abandoned or fails by reason of its non-prosecution.

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