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Statutory Instruments

2011 No. 1230

Criminal Law, England

The Crime and Disorder (Formulation and Implementation of Strategy) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Made

9th May 2011

Laid before Parliament

10th May 2011

Coming into force

1st June 2011

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 6(2), (3) and (4) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998(1):

Citation, commencement, interpretation and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Crime and Disorder (Formulation and Implementation of Strategy) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 and shall come into force on 1st June 2011.

(2) In these Regulations the “2007 Regulations” means the Crime and Disorder (Formulation and Implementation of Strategy) Regulations 2007(2).

(3) These Regulations apply to England only.

Amendment of the 2007 Regulations

2.  The 2007 Regulations are amended as follows.

3.  For regulation 3 there is substituted–

Functions in respect of the formulation and implementation of a strategy

3.(1) For each area there shall be a strategy group whose functions shall be to–

(a)prepare strategic assessments; and

(b)prepare and implement a partnership plan,

for that area on behalf of the responsible authorities.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3) the strategy group shall consist of two or more persons appointed by one or more of the responsible authorities in the area.

(3) Where there is more than one responsible authority of the type specified in section 5(1)(aa) of the 1998 Act in the area, those providers shall jointly appoint one or more persons to the strategy group.

(4) A meeting of a strategy group may be attended by persons who represent co-operating and participating persons and bodies and such other persons as the strategy group invites.

(5) The strategy group shall have in place arrangements governing the review of the expenditure of partnership monies and for assessing the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of such expenditure.

4.  For regulation 8 there is substituted–

Functions in respect of the formulation and implementation of a strategy at a county level

8.(1) For each county area there shall be a county strategy group whose function shall be to prepare a community safety agreement for the county area on behalf of the responsible authorities in that county area.

(2) The county strategy group shall consist of two or more persons appointed by one or more of the responsible authorities in the county area.

(3) A meeting of a county strategy group may be attended by persons who represent co-operating and participating persons and bodies for the areas in the county area and such other persons as the county strategy group invites.

5.  In regulation 11(1)(a) the words “in the three year period beginning with the year referred to in regulation 10(2)” are omitted.

James Brokenshire

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

Home Office

9th May 2011

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations provide in regulations 3 and 4 for the substitution of regulations 3 and 8, respectively, in the Crime and Disorder (Formulation and Implementation of Strategy) Regulations 2007 (the “2007 Regulations”) with effect from 1st June 2011. Regulation 3 of the 2007 Regulations relates to the composition and meeting of a strategy group for each local government area, whose function is to prepare strategic assessments in accordance with regulations 5 to 7 and to prepare and implement a partnership plan in accordance with regulations 10 and 11. Regulation 8 of the 2007 Regulations relates to the composition and meeting of a county strategy group which prepares a community safety agreement in accordance with regulation 9.

Regulation 5 of these Regulations omits the requirement in respect of a three year period in regulation 11(1)(a) of the 2007 Regulations in connection with a partnership plan including a strategy for the reduction of re-offending, crime and disorder and for combating substance misuse.

(1)

1998 c. 37; section 6 was substituted by section 22 of, and paragraph 3 of Schedule 9 to, the Police and Justice Act 2006 (c. 48) and was amended by section 108(4) and (5) of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26).

(2)

S.I. 2007/1830 as amended by S.I. 2010/647.