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3.—(1) This paragraph makes provision about the status during the transitional period of a representative appointed in accordance with paragraph 2.
(2) Subject to sub-paragraph (5), a representative may attend meetings of the police authority of which the representative will become a member from 1st April 2009, but may not vote at those meetings.
(3) A police authority must have regard to the representative’s views in relation to—
(a)the issue of a precept under section 40 of the 1992 Act;
(b)the calculation of its budget requirement under section 43 of the 1992 Act; and
(c)the policing plan it intends to issue in accordance with section 6ZB of the Police Act 1996.
(4) Subject to sub-paragraph (5), the payment of any allowance shall be a matter for the local authority or shadow council of which the representative is a member in accordance with its scheme for allowances.
(5) A person who is both—
(a)a representative appointed in accordance with paragraph 2; and
(b)an existing member of a police authority,
may in the capacity of member continue to vote and to receive payments by way of reimbursement from the police authority.
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