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Police Act 1996 (c. 16)U.K.

20U.K.The Police Act 1996 has effect subject to the following amendments.

21U.K.In section 23 (collaboration agreements between police forces), after subsection (7) insert—

(7A)For the purposes of this section—

(a)the British Transport Police Force shall be treated as if it were a police force,

(b)the Chief Constable of that Force shall be treated as if he were the chief officer of police of that Force,

(c)police functions” shall include the functions of the British Transport Police Force, and

(d)the British Transport Police Committee shall be treated as if it were the police authority maintaining that Force for the purposes of subsections (1), (2) and (7) and the Strategic Rail Authority shall be so treated for the purposes of subsection (3).

22U.K.In section 24 (aid of one police force by another), after subsection (4) insert—

(4A)This section shall apply in relation to the Strategic Rail Authority, the British Transport Police Force and the Chief Constable of that Force as it applies to a police authority, a police force and a chief officer of police respectively, and accordingly the reference in subsection (3) to section 10(1) shall be construed, in a case where constables are provided by that Chief Constable, as including a reference to the scheme made under section 132 of the Railways Act 1993 (c. 43).

23U.K.In section 25 (provision of special services), after subsection (1) insert—

(1A)The Chief Constable of the British Transport Police Force may provide special police services at the request of any person, subject to the payment to the Strategic Rail Authority of charges on such scales as may be determined by that Authority.

24U.K.In section 30 (jurisdiction of constables), after subsection (3) insert—

(3A)A member of the British Transport Police Force who is for the time being required by virtue of section 23 or 24 to serve with a police force maintained by a police authority shall have all the powers and privileges of a member of that police force.

25U.K.F1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

26U.K.F2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

27U.K.In section 101(1), before the definition of “chief officer of police” insert—

British Transport Police Force” means the constables appointed under section 53 of the British Transport Commission Act 1949 (c. xxix);.

28U.K.In section 105(2) (extent), after the entry relating to section 21 insert “section 25(1A);”.

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