Clause 19 — Department with policing and justice functions
Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill
David Hanson (Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office; Delyn, Labour)
Additional models need to be applied to support the potential options for the Assembly to choose, in due course, what form the devolution of policing should take. If we did not include those additional models, we would restrict the Assembly's choice. That relates particularly to the point made earlier by the hon. Member for Foyle, who said that it was a case of rearranging the furniture. That is not so: the 1998 Act, as it stands, is insufficient without further primary legislation.