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Stormont Regulation and Government Property Act (Northern Ireland) 1933

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2Powers and duties of rangers and police.N.I.

(1)Any person appointed by the Ministry of Finance to secure the observance of the regulations made under the foregoing provisions of this Act and in force with respect to the Stormont Estate (in this Act referred to as a “ranger” ) shall, in such part of the Estate as may be specified in the regulations, have all such powers, privileges and immunities, be liable to perform such duties, and be subject to such responsibilities, as if such ranger were a constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary on duty.

A ranger shall obey such lawful commands as he may from time to time receive from the Ministry of Finance in respect of his conduct in the execution of his office.

(2)A ranger in uniform, and any persons whom such ranger may call to his assistance, may take into custody, without a warrant, any person who in such part of the Stormont Estate as aforesaid within the view of such ranger fails to comply with or acts in contravention of any regulation made by the Ministry of Finance under this Act, in any case where the name and residence of the person offending is unknown to, and cannot be ascertained by, such ranger. A person so taken into custody may be handed over to, and kept in custody by, an officer or constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary; and the ranger by whom a person has been so handed over shall, as soon as may be, take such steps as may be proper to have that person dealt with according to law.

(3)Where any person offending as aforesaid, on being required by a ranger or by an officer or constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary to give his name and address, gives a false name or false address, such person shall on conviction be liable to a penalty not exceeding five pounds.

(4)Where any person is convicted by a court of summary jurisdiction of an assault upon a ranger when in the execution of his duty, such person shall be liable in the discretion of the court either—

(a)to pay a penalty not exceeding[F1 level 2 on the standard scale] and in default of payment to be imprisoned for a term not exceeding six months; or

(b)to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding six months.

(5)Arrangements may be made between the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Home AffairsF2 whereby officers and constables of the Royal Ulster Constabulary shall have the powers and duties of a ranger within the Stormont Estate; and, if such arrangements are made, the provisions of this section shall have effect accordingly.

F2SI 1973/2163

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