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The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Declaration of Acceptance of Office) Order 2012

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Statutory Instruments

2012 No. 2553

Police, England And Wales

The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Declaration of Acceptance of Office) Order 2012

Made

8th October 2012

Laid before Parliament

10th October 2012

Coming into force

15th November 2012

The Secretary of State makes this Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 70(1)(a) and 154(5)(a) and (c) of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011(1) as extended by section 26(3) of the Welsh Language Act 1993(2).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Declaration of Acceptance of Office) Order 2012.

(2) This Order comes into force on 15th November 2012.

(3) “Police area” means a police area listed in Schedule 1 to the Police Act 1996(3) (police areas outside London).

Form of declaration of acceptance of office: police areas in England

2.  The declaration of acceptance of office by a person elected to the office of police and crime commissioner for any police area in England must be in the form set out in Schedule 1.

Form of declaration of acceptance of office: police areas in Wales

3.  The declaration of acceptance of office by a person elected to the office of police and crime commissioner for any police area in Wales must be either—

(a)in the English form set out in Schedule 1, or

(b)in the Welsh form set out in Schedule 2.

Damian Green

Minister of State

Home Office

8th October 2012

Article 2

SCHEDULE 1Declaration of Acceptance of Office

Article 3

SCHEDULE 2Datganiad ar Dderbyn Swydd

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order specifies the forms of declaration of acceptance of office for persons elected to the office of police and crime commissioner for a police area in England or a police area in Wales. The declaration must be made within two months of election.

Article 2 provides that the form in Schedule 1 is the form of declaration of acceptance of office that is to be used where a person is elected to the office of police and crime commissioner for a police area in England.

Article 3 provides that the form in either Schedule 1 or 2 is the form of declaration of acceptance of office that is to be used where a person is elected to the office of police and crime commissioner for a police area in Wales.

Schedules 1 and 2 prescribe the form of the declaration of office in English and Welsh respectively.

(3)

1996 c. 16; Schedule 1 was amended by section 129 of the Police Act 1997 (c. 50) and by S.I. 1997/1844, 1997/1845, 1997/1846, 1997/1847, 1997/1849, 1997/1850, 1997/1855, 1997/1857 and 2009/119.

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