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Statutory Instruments

2012 No. 2479

Police, England And Wales

The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2012

Made

27th September 2012

Laid before Parliament

2nd October 2012

Coming into force

22nd November 2012

The Secretary of State makes this Order in exercise of the power conferred by section 11(2) of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2012, and comes into force on 22nd November 2012.

Amendments to the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011

2.  The Schedule to the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011(2) is amended as follows.

3.  After paragraph 2 insert—

2A.  In relation to—

(a)the duty of the chief officer of the police force maintained by the elected local policing body to provide assistance to the body under section 2(5) or 4(5) of the 2011 Act; and

(b)the power of a local authority to provide administrative, professional or technical services to the elected local policing body under section 1(1) of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970(3),

information as to any arrangements for use by the elected local policing body of the staff of the chief officer or of a local authority under those provisions..

4.  In paragraph 3, for sub-paragraph (g) substitute—

(g)information as to each item of expenditure of—

(i)the elected local policing body, or

(ii)the chief officer of the police force maintained by the body,

exceeding £500 (other than a crime and disorder reduction grant made by the elected local policing body), including the recipient of the funds, the purpose of the expenditure and the reasons why the body or the chief officer (as the case may be) considered that good value for money would be obtained..

5.  In paragraph 4, for sub-paragraph (b) and (c) substitute—

(b)a copy of each contract with a value exceeding £10,000 to which—

(i)the elected local policing body, or

(ii)the chief officer of the police force maintained by the body,

is or is to be a party;

(c)a copy of each invitation to tender issued by—

(i)the elected local policing body, or

(ii)the chief officer of the police force maintained by the body,

in relation to a contract which the body or chief officer (as the case may be) expects will have a value exceeding £10,000;

(d)a list of every contract with a value not exceeding £10,000 to which—

(i)the elected local policing body, or

(ii)the chief officer of the police force maintained by the body,

is or is to be a party, including the value of the contract, the identity of every other party to the contract and the purpose of the contract..

6.  For paragraph 8 substitute—

8.  In relation to the independent custody visitor arrangements made under section 51 of the Police Reform Act 2002(4), information as to the operation of the arrangements..

7.  In paragraph 9, at the end insert—

(e)paragraph 8..

8.  In paragraph 12, for “paragraph 2(a) to (c)” substitute “paragraphs 2(a) to (c) and 2A”.

9.  For paragraph 13 substitute—

13.  The information specified in paragraphs 1(d) and 4(d) is to be published quarterly, as soon as practicable after the end of the quarter to which it relates..

Jeremy Browne

Minister of State

Home Office

27th September 2012

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011 (“the 2011 Order”), which specifies information which must be published by a police and crime commissioner and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (known as “elected local policing bodies”).

Article 3 of this Order adds provision to the 2011 Order requiring elected local policing bodies to publish information about any arrangements that they have to make use of the staff of the chief officer of police or a local authority.

Articles 4 and 5 of this Order amend the provisions of the 2011 Order dealing with information about expenditure and contracts in order to bring information about expenditure by the chief officer of police and contracts to which the chief officer is party within the scope of the publication requirements. Further, article 5 replaces the requirement to publish a copy of each tender and contract with a value in excess of £500 with a requirement to publish tenders and contracts with a value exceeding £10,000 and a requirement to publish a list of contracts with a value of £10,000 or less.

Article 6 of this Order amends the provision of the 2011 Order dealing with information about independent custody visitors. This Order replaces the requirement to publish the identity of persons appointed as custody visitors with a requirement to publish information about the operation of the custody visiting scheme.

Articles 7 to 9 of this Order amend the provisions of the 2011 Order dealing with the timing of publication of information, consequent upon the other changes made.

(4)

2002 c. 30. Section 51 was amended by paragraph 16 of Schedule 4 to the Police and Justice Act 2006 (c. 48), section 117 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (c. 25) and paragraph 299 of Schedule 16 to the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

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