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The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2013

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63.—(1) The Equality Act 2010(1) is modified as follows.

(2) In section 42 (identity of employer)—

(a)in subsection (4) for “, SPSA or SCDEA” substitute “or SPA”;

(b)in subsection (5) for “SPSA” substitute “SPA”; and

(c)omit subsection (6).

(3) In section 43 (interpretation)—

(a)for subsection (6) substitute—

(5A) “SPA” means the Scottish Police Authority; and a reference to a constable at SPA is a reference to a constable serving as a member of its staff by virtue of paragraph 7(1) of schedule 1 to the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012.;

(b)omit subsection (7);

(c)in subsection (8)(c) for “Police (Scotland) Act 1967” substitute “Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012”; and

(d)for subsection (9) substitute—

(9) Subsections (2) and (3) apply in relation to Scotland as follows—

(a)a reference to a police authority includes a reference to the Scottish Police Authority;

(b)a reference to a police force includes a reference to the Police Service of Scotland; and

(c)a reference to a chief officer of police includes a reference to the chief constable of the Police Service of Scotland..

(4) In Part 3 of Schedule 19 (public authorities: relevant Scottish authorities)—

(a)omit “A joint fire and rescue board constituted by a scheme under section 2(1) of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005.”;

(b)for the heading “Police” substitute “Police and Fire”;

(c)for “A police authority established under section 2 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967.” substitute “The Scottish Police Authority.”;

(d)after the entry substituted by paragraph (4)(c) insert—

  • The chief constable of the Police Service of Scotland.

  • The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

  • The Chief Officer of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.; and

(e)omit—

A Chief Constable of a police force maintained under section 1 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967.;

A Chief Officer of a relevant authority appointed under section 7 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005.; and

The Scottish Police Services Authority..

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