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Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994 (c. 29)

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Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994 (c. 29)

1994 CHAPTER 29

ARRANGEMEMTN OF SECTIONS

Content
  1. Part I

    Police

    1. Chapter I

      Principal amendments of Police Act 1964

      1. Police areas

        1. 1. Police areas.

      2. Forces outside London

        1. 2. Police forces and police authorities.

        2. 3. Membership of police authorities etc.

        3. 4. Functions of police authorities.

        4. 5. Chief constables.

        5. 6. Deputy and assistant chief constables.

        6. 7. Other members of police forces.

        7. 8. Police fund.

        8. 9. Supply of goods and services.

        9. 10. Civilian employees.

        10. 11. Appointment of officers.

        11. 12. Questions by local councillors.

      3. General

        1. 13. Provision of advice and assistance to international organisations etc.

        2. 14. Alteration of police areas.

        3. 15. Functions of Secretary of State.

        4. 16. Reports from police authorities.

        5. 17. Police grant and other grants.

        6. 18. Regulations for police forces.

        7. 19. Appeals against dismissal etc.

        8. 20. Inspectors of constabulary.

        9. 21. Reports from inspectors of constabulary.

        10. 22. Assistant inspectors and staff officers.

        11. 23. Common services.

        12. 24. Grants by local authorities.

        13. 25. Acceptance of gifts and loans.

        14. 26. Police officers engaged on service outside their force.

    2. Chapter II

      Other provisions about the police

      1. Financial provisions

        1. 27. Precepts.

        2. 28. Approval of decisions about precepts.

        3. 29. Directions as to minimum budget.

        4. 30. Revenue accounts and capital finance.

        5. 31. Financial administration.

        6. 32. Initial financing of new police authorities.

        7. 33. Validation of past grants.

      2. Complaints against and conduct of police officers

        1. 34. Reference of matters other than complaints to Complaints Authority.

        2. 35. Steps to be taken after investigation of complaint.

        3. 36. Powers of Complaints Authority as to disciplinary proceedings.

        4. 37. Repeal of certain provisions about discipline.

        5. 38. Saving for certain complaints procedures.

      3. Reorganisation of local government

        1. 39. Police areas in England: alterations under Local Government Act 1992.

        2. 40. Police areas in Wales: alterations under Local Government Act 1972.

      4. Miscellaneous

        1. 41. Metropolitan police: assistant commissioners.

        2. 42. Application of Firearms Act 1968 to civilian staff.

        3. 43. Application to police authorities of enactments relating to local authorities etc.

        4. 44. Minor and consequential amendments.

        5. 45. Application of certain provisions to new police authorities.

        6. 46. Interpretation of Part I.

  2. Part II

    Police (Scotland)

    1. 47. Constitution of police force.

    2. 48. Deputy and assistant chief constables.

    3. 49. Civilian employees.

    4. 50. Provision of advice and assistance to international organisations etc.

    5. 51. Chief constables' annual reports.

    6. 52. Regulations for police forces.

    7. 53. Fixed term appointments etc.

    8. 54. Power of Secretary of State to give directions to police authorities.

    9. 55. Appeals against dismissal etc.

    10. 56. Expenditure in safeguarding national security.

    11. 57. Duty of inspectors of constabulary.

    12. 58. Assistant inspectors of constabulary and staff officers to inspectors of constabulary.

    13. 59. Common services.

    14. 60. Constables engaged on service outside their force.

    15. 61. Examination of handling of complaints against constables.

    16. 62. Transmission of criminal statistics.

    17. 63. Other amendments of 1967 Act.

    18. 64. Delegation of functions of Scottish police authority.

    19. 65. Interpretation of Part II.

  3. Part III

    Police (Northern Ireland)

    1. 66. Regulations for administration, etc. of Royal Ulster Constabulary.

    2. 67. Regulations for administration, etc. of reserve constables.

    3. 68. Minor and consequential amendments.

  4. Part IV

    Magistrates' courts

    1. Magistrates' courts committees

      1. 69. Alteration of magistrates' courts committee areas.

      2. 70. Constitution of magistrates' courts committees.

      3. 71. Regulations as to constitution etc. of magistrates' courts committees.

      4. 72. Supplementary provisions as to magistrates' courts committees.

      5. 73. General powers and duties of magistrates' courts committees.

      6. 74. Reports and plans.

    2. Justices' chief executives, justices' clerks and staff

      1. 75. Appointment and functions of justices' chief executive.

      2. 76. Appointment and removal of justices' clerks.

      3. 77. Justices' chief executives and justices' clerks to be employed under contracts of service.

      4. 78. Independence of justices' clerk and staff in relation to legal functions.

    3. Inner London area

      1. 79. Magistrates' courts committee for inner London area.

      2. 80. Organisation of justices' clerks in inner London area.

      3. 81. Division of work in inner London area.

      4. 82. Pensions etc. of justices' chief executives, justices' clerks and staff in inner London area.

    4. Administrative and financial arrangements

      1. 83. Administrative and financial arrangements for magistrates' courts.

      2. 84. Local authority land appropriated to magistrates' courts purposes.

      3. 85. Regulations as to accounts and audit.

    5. Inspectors of the magistrates' courts service

      1. 86. Inspectors of the magistrates' courts service.

      2. 87. Powers of inspectors.

    6. Default powers

      1. 88. Default powers.

    7. Studies by Audit Commission

      1. 89. Studies by Audit Commission.

    8. General

      1. 90. Regulations under Justices of the Peace Act 1979.

      2. 91. Minor and consequential amendments.

      3. 92. Interpretation of Part IV.

  5. Part V

    Supplementary

    1. 93. Repeals.

    2. 94. Commencement and transitional provisions.

    3. 95. Police: co-operation on implementation.

    4. 96. Extent.

    5. 97. Short title.

  6. Schedules:

    1. Schedule 1

      Schedule to be inserted in Police Act 1964: police areas.

    2. Schedule 2

      Schedules to be inserted in Police Act 1964: police authorities.

    3. Schedule 3

      Schedule to be inserted in Police Act 1964: appeals tribunals.

    4. Schedule 4

      Application to police authorities of enactments relating to local authorities.

      1. Part I

        Amendments of local government enactments.

      2. Part II

        Amendments of other enactments.

    5. Schedule 5

      Police: minor and consequential amendments.

      1. Part I

        Amendments of Police Act 1964.

      2. Part II

        Amendments of other enactments.

    6. Schedule 6

      Schedule to be inserted in Police (Scotland) Act 1967: appeals tribunals.

    7. Schedule 7

      Continuing functions of Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District in relation to pensions etc. of court staff.

    8. Schedule 8

      Magistrates' courts: minor and consequential amendments.

      1. Part I

        Amendments of Justices of the Peace Act 1979.

      2. Part II

        Amendments of other enactments.

    9. Schedule 9

      Repeals.

      1. Part I

        Police.

      2. Part II

        Magistrates' courts.

An Act to make provision about police areas, police forces and police authorities; to make provision for England and Wales about magistrates' courts committees, justices' clerks and administrative and financial arrangements for magistrates' courts; and for connected purposes.

[21st July 1994]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:--



Part I Police

Chapter I Principal amendments of Police Act 1964

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Police areas

1 Police areas

(1) For section 1 of the 1964 Act there shall be substituted--



" Police areas
1 Police areas

(1) England and Wales shall be divided into police areas.

(2) The police areas referred to in subsection (1) of this section shall be--

(a) those listed in Schedule 1A to this Act (subject to any amendment made to that Schedule by an order under section 21 or 21A of this Act, section 58 of the [1972 c. 70.] Local Government Act 1972, or section 17 of the [1992 c. 19.] Local Government Act 1992), together with

(b) the City of London police area and the metropolitan police district.

(3) References in Schedule 1A to any local government area are to that area as it is for the time being, but excluding any part of it within the metropolitan police district. "

(2) For Schedule 1 to the 1964 Act there shall be substituted (as Schedule 1A) the Schedule set out in Schedule 1 to this Act.



Forces outside London

2 Police forces and police authorities

For sections 2, 2A and 3 of the 1964 Act there shall be substituted--



" Forces outside London
2 Maintenance of police forces

A police force shall be maintained for every police area for the time being listed in Schedule 1A to this Act.

3 Establishment of police authorities

(1) There shall be a police authority for every police area for the time being listed in Schedule 1A to this Act.

(2) A police authority established under this section for any area shall be a body corporate to be known by the name of the area with the addition of the words "Police Authority". "

3 Membership of police authorities etc

(1) After section 3 of the 1964 Act there shall be inserted--

" 3A Membership of police authorities etc

(1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, each police authority established under section 3 of this Act shall consist of seventeen members.

(2) The Secretary of State may by order provide in relation to a police authority specified in the order that the number of its members shall be a specified odd number greater than seventeen.

(3) A statutory instrument containing an order made under subsection (2) of this section shall be laid before Parliament after being made.

(4) Schedules 1B and 1C to this Act shall have effect in relation to police authorities established under section 3 and the appointment of their members.

3B Reductions in size of police authorities

(1) This section applies to any order under subsection (2) of section 3A of this Act which varies or revokes an earlier order so as to reduce the number of a police authority's members.

(2) Before making an order to which this section applies, the Secretary of State shall consult--

(a) the authority,

(b) the councils which are relevant councils in relation to the authority for the purposes of Schedule 1B to this Act, and

(c) any panel (or magistrates' courts committee) which is responsible, or is represented on a joint committee which is responsible, for the appointment of members of the authority.

(3) An order to which this section applies may include provision as to the termination of the appointment of the existing members of the authority and the making of new appointments or re-appointments. "

(2) After Schedule 1A to the 1964 Act there shall be inserted (as Schedules 1B and 1C) the Schedules set out in Schedule 2 to this Act.

4 Functions of police authorities

For section 4 of the 1964 Act there shall be substituted--

" 4 General functions of police authorities

(1) It shall be the duty of every police authority established under section 3 of this Act to secure the maintenance of an efficient and effective police force for its area.

(2) In discharging its functions, every police authority established under section 3 of this Act shall have regard to--

(a) any objectives determined by the Secretary of State under section 28A of this Act,

(b) any objectives determined by the authority under section 4A,

(c) any performance targets established by the authority, whether in compliance with a direction under section 28B or otherwise, and

(d) any local policing plan issued by the authority under section 4B.

(3) In discharging any function to which a code of practice issued under section 28C of this Act relates, a police authority established under section 3 of this Act shall have regard to the code.

(4) A police authority shall comply with any direction given to it by the Secretary of State under section 28B or 28D of this Act.

4A Local policing objectives

(1) Every police authority established under section 3 of this Act shall, before the beginning of each financial year, determine objectives for the policing of the authority's area during that year.

(2) Objectives determined under this section may relate to matters to which objectives determined under section 28A of this Act also relate, or to other matters, but in any event shall be so framed as to be consistent with the objectives determined under that section.

(3) Before determining objectives under this section a police authority shall--

(a) consult the chief constable for the area, and

(b) consider any views obtained by it in accordance with arrangements made under section 106 of the [1984 c. 60.] Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (arrangements for obtaining the views of the community on policing).

4B Local policing plans

(1) Every police authority established under section 3 of this Act shall, before the beginning of each financial year, issue a plan setting out the proposed arrangements for the policing of the authority's area during the year ("the local policing plan").

(2) The local policing plan shall include a statement of the authority's priorities for the year, of the financial resources expected to be available and of the proposed allocation of those resources, and shall give particulars of--

(a) any objectives determined by the Secretary of State under section 28A of this Act,

(b) any objectives determined by the authority under section 4A, and

(c) any performance targets established by the authority, whether in compliance with a direction under section 28B or otherwise.

(3) A draft of the local policing plan shall be prepared by the chief constable for the area and submitted by him to the authority for it to consider.

(4) Before issuing a local policing plan which differs from the draft submitted by the chief constable under subsection (3) of this section, a police authority shall consult the chief constable.

(5) A police authority shall arrange for the local policing plan to be published in such manner as appears to it to be appropriate, and shall send a copy of the plan to the Secretary of State.

4C Annual reports by police authorities

(1) As soon as possible after the end of each financial year every police authority established under section 3 shall issue a report relating to the policing of the authority's area for the year.

(2) A report issued under this section for any year by a police authority shall include an assessment of the extent to which the local policing plan for that year has been carried out.

(3) A police authority shall arrange for every report issued by it under this section to be published in such manner as appears to it to be appropriate, and shall send a copy of the report to the Secretary of State. "

5 Chief constables

For section 5 of the 1964 Act there shall be substituted--

" 5 General functions of chief constables

(1) A police force maintained under section 2 of this Act shall be under the direction and control of the chief constable appointed under section 5A.

(2) In discharging his functions, every chief constable shall have regard to the local policing plan issued by the police authority for his area under section 4B of this Act.

5A Appointment and removal of chief constables

(1) The chief constable of a police force maintained under section 2 of this Act shall be appointed by the police authority responsible for maintaining the force, but subject to the approval of the Secretary of State and to regulations under Part II of this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to any regulations under Part II of this Act or under the [1976 c. 35.] Police Pensions Act 1976, the police authority, acting with the approval of the Secretary of State, may call upon the chief constable to retire in the interests of efficiency or effectiveness.

(3) Before seeking the approval of the Secretary of State under subsection (2) of this section, the police authority shall give the chief constable an opportunity to make representations and shall consider any representations that he makes.

(4) A chief constable who is called upon to retire under subsection (2) of this section shall retire on such date as the police authority may specify or on such earlier date as may be agreed upon between him and the authority. "

6 Deputy and assistant chief constables

For section 6 of the 1964 Act there shall be substituted--

" 6 Assistant chief constables

(1) The ranks that may be held in a police force maintained under section 2 of this Act shall include that of assistant chief constable (but not that of deputy chief constable); and in every such police force there shall be at least one person holding that rank.

(2) Appointments and promotions to the rank of assistant chief constable shall be made, in accordance with regulations under Part II of this Act, by the police authority after consultation with the chief constable and subject to the approval of the Secretary of State.

(3) Subsections (2), (3) and (4) of section 5A of this Act shall apply to an assistant chief constable as they apply to a chief constable.

(4) A chief constable shall after consulting his police authority designate a person holding the rank of assistant chief constable to exercise all the powers and duties of the chief constable--

(a) during any absence, incapacity or suspension from duty of the chief constable, or

(b) during any vacancy in the office of chief constable.

(5) No more than one person shall be authorised to act by virtue of a designation under subsection (4) of this section at any one time; and a person so authorised shall not have power to act by virtue of that subsection for a continuous period exceeding three months except with the consent of the Secretary of State.

(6) The provisions of subsection (4) of this section shall be in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other enactment which makes provision for the exercise by any other person of powers conferred on a chief constable. "

7 Other members of police forces

In section 7 of the 1964 Act (other members of police forces) in subsection (1)--

(a) for the words "section 1" there shall be substituted the words "section 2",

(b) the words ", deputy chief constable" shall be omitted, and

(c) after the word "superintendent" there shall be inserted the words ", chief inspector".

8 Police fund

For section 8 of the 1964 Act (financial provisions) there shall be substituted--

" 8 Police fund

(1) Each police authority established under section 3 of this Act shall keep a fund to be known as the police fund.

(2) Subject to any regulations under the [1976 c. 35.] Police Pensions Act 1976, all receipts of the police authority shall be paid into the police fund and all expenditure of the authority shall be paid out of that fund.

(3) Accounts shall be kept by each police authority of payments made into or out of the police fund. "

9 Supply of goods and services

After section 8 of the 1964 Act there shall be inserted--

" 8A Supply of goods and services

Subsections (1) to (3) of section 1 of the [1970 c. 39.] Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 (supply of goods and services by local authorities) shall apply to a police authority established under section 3 of this Act as they apply to a local authority, except that in their application to a police authority the references in those subsections to a public body shall be read as references to any person. "

10 Civilian employees

For section 10 of the 1964 Act there shall be substituted--

" 10 Civilian employees

(1) A police authority established under section 3 of this Act may employ persons to assist the police force maintained by it or otherwise to enable the authority to discharge its functions.

(2) A police authority shall exercise its powers under section 101 (and section 107) of the [1972 c. 70.] Local Government Act 1972 so as to secure that, subject to subsection (3) of this section, any person employed by the authority under this section is under the direction and control of the chief constable of the police force maintained by the authority.

(3) Subsection (2) of this section shall not apply to such of the persons employed by the authority as may be agreed between the chief constable and the authority or, in the absence of agreement, as may be determined by the Secretary of State.

(4) The powers of direction and control referred to in subsection (2) of this section include the powers of engagement and dismissal. "

11 Appointment of officers

After section 10 of the 1964 Act there shall be inserted--

" 10A Appointment of clerk

A police authority established under section 3 of this Act shall appoint a person to be the clerk to the authority.

10B Appointment of persons not employed by police authorities

Where a police authority established under section 3 of this Act is required or authorised by any Act--

(a) to appoint a person to a specified office under the authority, or

(b) to designate a person as having specified duties or responsibilities,

then, notwithstanding any provision of that Act to the contrary, the authority may appoint or designate either a person employed by the authority under section 10 of this Act, or a person not holding any office or employment under the authority. "

12 Questions by local councillors

For section 11 of the 1964 Act (questions on police matters by members of constituent councils) there shall be substituted--

" 11 Questions on police matters at council meetings

(1) Every relevant council shall make arrangements (whether by standing orders or otherwise) for enabling questions on the discharge of the functions of a police authority to be put by members of the council at a meeting of the council for answer by a person nominated by the authority for that purpose.

(2) On being given reasonable notice by a relevant council of a meeting of that council at which questions on the discharge of the police authority's functions are to be put, the police authority shall nominate one or more of its members to attend the meeting to answer those questions.

(3) In this section "relevant council" has the same meaning as in Schedule 1B to this Act. "



General

13 Provision of advice and assistance to international organisations etc

After section 15 of the 1964 Act there shall be inserted--

" 15A Provision of advice and assistance to international organisations etc

(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, a police authority may provide advice and assistance--

(a) to an international organisation or institution, or

(b) to any other person or body which is engaged outside the United Kingdom in the carrying on of activities similar to any carried on by the authority or the chief officer of police for its area.

(2) The power conferred on a police authority by subsection (1) of this section includes a power to make arrangements under which a member of the police force maintained by the authority is engaged for a period of temporary service with a person or body within paragraph (a) or (b) of that subsection.

(3) The power conferred by subsection (1) of this section shall not be exercised except with the consent of the Secretary of State or in accordance with a general authorisation given by him.

(4) A consent or authorisation under subsection (3) of this section may be given subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State thinks fit.

(5) Nothing in this section authorises a police authority to provide any financial assistance by--

(a) making a grant or loan,

(b) giving a guarantee or indemnity, or

(c) investing by acquiring share or loan capital.

(6) A police authority may make charges for advice or assistance provided by it under this section.

(7) In its application in relation to the metropolitan police this section shall apply--

(a) as if the power conferred by subsection (1) were conferred on the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (and accordingly as if the references in subsections (1)(b) and (2) to a police authority were omitted), and

(b) as if in subsection (6) the reference to a police authority were a reference to the Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District.

(8) The provisions of this section are without prejudice to the [1945 c. 17.] Police (Overseas Service) Act 1945 and section 10 of the [1980 c. 63.] Overseas Development and Co-operation Act 1980. "

14 Alteration of police areas

For section 21 of the 1964 Act there shall be substituted--

" 21 Power to alter police areas by order

(1) The Secretary of State may by order make alterations in police areas in England and Wales other than the City of London police area.

(2) The alterations that may be made by an order under subsection (1) of this section include alterations that result in a reduction or an increase in the number of police areas, but not alterations that result in the abolition of the metropolitan police district.

(3) The Secretary of State shall not exercise his power under subsection (1) of this section to make alterations unless either--

(a) he has received a request to make the alterations from the police authority for each of the areas (other than the metropolitan police district) affected by them, or

(b) it appears to him to be expedient to make the alterations in the interests of efficiency or effectiveness.

(4) The Secretary of State shall exercise his power to make orders under this section in such a way as to ensure that none of the following areas--

(a) a county in which there are no district councils,

(b) a district in any other county,

(c) a county borough in Wales, and

(d) a London borough,

is divided between two or more police areas.

(5) Subsection (4) shall not have effect so as to prevent the maintenance of any part of the boundary of the metropolitan police district as it exists at the commencement of section 1 of the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994.

21A Alteration of Welsh police areas on local government reorganisation

(1) The Secretary of State shall by order made before 1st April 1996 make such alterations to police areas in Wales as he considers necessary or expedient in connection with the reorganisation of local government in Wales taking place on that date.

(2) The alterations that may be made by an order under subsection (1) of this section include alterations that result in a reduction or an increase in the number of police areas, but not alterations that result in the division of any county or county borough between two or more police areas.

(3) The Secretary of State shall make an order under subsection (1) of this section only after he has consulted every body within the following paragraphs which is in existence when the order is made--

(a) the police authorities established under section 3 of this Act for the police areas altered by the order;

(b) the police authorities which are to be superseded by the police authorities mentioned in paragraph (a) of this subsection;

(c) the county councils which--

(i) are the councils of counties wholly or partly within the police areas altered by the order, and

(ii) are to cease to exist on 1st April 1996 by virtue of the [1994 c. 19.] Local Government (Wales) Act 1994;

(d) the councils of the counties and county boroughs established by virtue of that Act which are wholly or partly within the police areas altered by the order;

and such other persons as he considers appropriate.

21B Objections to alterations proposed by Secretary of State

(1) Before making an order under section 21 of this Act by virtue of paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of that section, the Secretary of State shall give notice of his proposal to--

(a) the police authority for every area (other than the metropolitan police district) that he proposes to alter,

(b) the council of every county, district, county borough or London borough wholly or partly within any area (other than the metropolitan police district) that he proposes to alter,

(c) the council of every London borough, county or district all or part of which would under the proposal be brought into or left out of the metropolitan police district, and

(d) such other persons as he considers appropriate.

(2) A notice under subsection (1) of this section shall--

(a) specify the proposed alterations and describe the general nature of any related provisions proposed to be included in the order,

(b) set out the Secretary of State's reasons for proposing the alterations, and

(c) specify a date before which any objections to the proposals are to be delivered to the Secretary of State.

(3) The date specified under subsection (2)(c) of this section shall fall after the end of the period of four months beginning with the date of the notice.

(4) Where objections have been duly delivered to the Secretary of State by a person notified under subsection (1) of this section, the Secretary of State shall before making the order under section 21 of this Act--

(a) consider the objections, and

(b) give to that person a further notice stating whether he accepts the objections and, if he does not, giving his reasons.

(5) Where the Secretary of State has given a notice under subsection (1) of this section specifying proposed alterations, the provisions of an order making the alterations may be inconsistent with the notice so far as it describes the general nature of the provisions, and may contain provisions not referred to in the notice.

21C Orders altering police areas: supplementary provisions

(1) The power to make orders under section 21 or 21A of this Act includes power to make such supplementary and transitional provision as the Secretary of State thinks necessary or expedient, including--

(a) provision as to the membership of a police authority;

(b) provision for the transfer of property, rights and liabilities;

(c) provision for the transfer of members of police forces and other persons;

(d) provision as to pending legal proceedings.

(2) Without prejudice to subsection (1) of this section, the power to make orders under section 21 or 21A of this Act includes power--

(a) to amend Schedule 1A to this Act and section 76 of the [1963 c. 33.] London Government Act 1963 (extent of metropolitan police district), and

(b) to amend any other enactment, and any instrument made under any enactment, where the amendment is consequential on any provision of the order.

(3) No order shall be made under section 21 of this Act by virtue of paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of that section unless a draft of the order has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

(4) An order to which subsection (3) of this section applies, and which would apart from this subsection be treated for the purposes of the standing orders of either House of Parliament as a hybrid instrument, shall proceed in that House as if it were not such an instrument.

(5) A statutory instrument containing an order under section 21 or 21A of this Act, other than an order to which subsection (3) of this section applies, shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament. "

15 Functions of Secretary of State

After section 28 of the 1964 Act there shall be inserted--

" 28A Setting of objectives for police authorities

(1) The Secretary of State may by order determine objectives for the policing of the areas of all police authorities established under section 3 of this Act.

(2) Before making an order under this section the Secretary of State shall consult--

(a) persons whom he considers to represent the interests of police authorities established under section 3 of this Act, and

(b) persons whom he considers to represent the interests of chief constables of forces maintained by those authorities.

(3) A statutory instrument containing an order under this section shall be laid before Parliament after being made.

28B Setting of performance targets

(1) Where an objective has been determined under section 28A of this Act, the Secretary of State may direct police authorities to establish levels of performance ("performance targets") to be aimed at in seeking to achieve the objective.

(2) A direction under this section may be given to all police authorities established under section 3 of this Act or to one or more particular authorities.

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