(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order commences further provisions of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c.28) (“the 2007 Act”) in relation to England.
Section 126 makes amendments to section 19 of the Police and Justice Act 2006 (“the 2006 Act”), including in particular the substitution of a new section 19(3) to (8B). The new provisions state that a local authority must ensure that its crime and disorder committee (as created under section 19 of the 2006 Act) has the power to make a report or recommendations on relevant matters to the local authority and to ensure that any member of the authority who is not a member of the committee has a power to refer relevant matters to the committee. The new provisions also set out certain procedures that must be followed where a person refers a relevant matter to the local authority.
This Order also commences an associated repeal.