Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]
Lord Glentoran (Conservative)
moved Amendment No. 14:
After Clause 17, insert the following new clause—
"APPOINTMENTS TO THE POLICE SERVICE OF NORTHERN IRELAND
The Secretary of State may, at the request of a majority of the Policing Board, and acting on the recommendation of the Chief Constable, by order—
(a) permit the Chief Constable to appoint to the Police Service of Northern Ireland persons of any rank from other constabularies within the United Kingdom as he deems appropriate; and
(b) permit the Chief Constable, as he deems appropriate, in making an appointment under paragraph (a), to exempt those persons from such entry procedures as are normally applicable to direct appointees to the Police Service of Northern Ireland."