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Schedule 7 — Transport Police and MOD Police: Further Provisions

Orders of the Day — Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 10:50 pm on 26th November 2001.

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Amendments made: No. 76, in page 108, line 21, at end insert—

Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c. 77)

1 The Police (Scotland) Act 1967 has effect subject to the following amendments.

2 (1) Section 11 (aid of one police force by another) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (2), for "Secretary of State" substitute "appropriate Minister or Ministers" and after "he" insert "or they".

(3) In subsection (4), for "Secretary of State" substitute "appropriate Ministers".

(4) After that subsection insert—

"(5) This section shall apply in relation to the Strategic Rail Authority and the British Transport Police Force as it applies to a police authority and a police force respectively.

(6) In subsection (2) "appropriate Minister or Ministers" means—

(a) in relation to a direction given to the Chief Constable of the British Transport Police Force, the Secretary of State, and

(b) in any other case, the Scottish Ministers.

(7) In subsection (4) "appropriate Ministers" means—

(a) where the police authorities concerned include the Strategic Rail Authority, the Scottish Ministers and the Secretary of State, acting jointly, and

(b) in any other case, the Scottish Ministers."

3 (1) Section 12 (collaboration agreements) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (3), for "Secretary of State" substitute "Scottish Ministers".

(3) For subsection (5) substitute—

"(5) If it appears to the Scottish Ministers that an agreement should be made for the purposes specified in subsection (1), (2) or (4) of this section, they may, after considering any representations made by the parties concerned, direct those parties to enter into such agreement for that purpose as may be specified in the directions.

(6) For the purposes of this section—

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

(b) "police functions" shall include the functions of the British Transport Police Force;

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

(d) "police area", in relation to the British Transport Police Force and the British Transport Police Committee, means those places where members of the British Transport Police Force have the powers, protection and privileges of a constable under section 53(4) of the British Transport Commission Act 1949 (c. xxix).

(7) In relation to agreements relating to the British Transport Police Force, any determination under subsection (3) shall be made, and any directions under subsection (5) shall be given, by the Scottish Ministers and the Secretary of State, acting jointly."

4 (1) Section 17 (general functions and jurisdiction of constables) is amended as follows.

(2) After subsection (4) insert—

"(4A) A member of the British Transport Police Force who is for the time being required by virtue of section 11 or 12 of this Act to serve with a police force shall—

(a) have all the powers and privileges of a constable of that police force, and

(b) be subject to the direction of the chief constable of that force."

(3) In subsection (7)(a) after "first–mentioned force" insert "or, if he is serving with the British Transport Police Force, the Chief Constable of that Force".

5 (1) Section 42 (causing disaffection) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1), after "force" insert "or of the British Transport Police Force".

(3) In subsection (2), after "constable" insert "or a member of the British Transport Police Force".

6 (1) Section 43 (impersonation etc.) is amended as follows.

(2) After subsection (2) insert—

"(2A) For the purposes of this section—

(a) "constable" includes a member of the British Transport Police Force, and

(b) any reference to "police" includes a reference to that force."

(3) In subsection (3), after "police authority" insert "or by the British Transport Police Committee".

(4) After that subsection insert—

"(4) In its application to articles of British Transport Police Force uniform, subsection (1)(b) has effect as if for the words "without the permission of the police authority for the police area in which he is" were substituted the words "in circumstances where it gives him an appearance so nearly resembling that of a constable as to be calculated to deceive".

7 In section 51 (interpretation), after the definition of "amalgamation scheme" insert—

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

No. 77, in page 109, line 38, leave out from "(11)" to end of line 42 and insert—

'(a) before the definition of "dangerous instruments" insert—

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

(b) after the definition of "offensive weapon" insert—

""policed premises", in relation to England and Wales, has the meaning given by section 53(3) of the British Transport Commission Act 1949 (c. xxix) and, in relation to Scotland, means those places where members of the British Transport Police Force have the powers, protection and privileges of a constable under section 53(4)(a) of that Act (as it relates to Scotland).".'.

No. 78, in page 111, line 14, at end insert—

'20A In section 105(2) (extent), after the entry relating to section 21 insert "section 25(1A)".'.

No. 79, in page 111, line 24, leave out from "premises" to "by" in line 25.

No. 80, in page 111, line 40, leave out from "premises" to end of line 42.

No. 81, in page 112, line 4, leave out from "premises" to ", an" in line 6.

No. 82, in page 112, line 17, leave out from "121" to end of line 19 and insert—

'(a) after the definition of "article" insert—

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

(b) after the definition of "organisation" insert—

""policed premises", in relation to England and Wales, has the meaning given by section 53(3) of the British Transport Commission Act 1949 (c. xxix) and, in relation to Scotland, means those places where members of the British Transport Police Force have the powers, protection and privileges of a constable under section 53(4)(a) of that Act (as it relates to Scotland).".'.

No. 128, in page 112, line 22, at end add

'and

(b) after the entry relating to the expression "organisation" insert—

"Policed premisesSection 121".'. —[Dr. Moonie.]

Schedule 7, as amended, agreed to.

Motion made, and Question put, That clauses 101 to 105, 120 and 121 stand part of the Bill, that schedule 8 be the Eighth schedule to the Bill, and that clause 122 stand part of the Bill:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 340, Noes 65.

Division number 84 Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Clauses 101 to 105, 120 to 122 — Communication Data

Aye: 339 MPs

No: 64 MPs

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Absent: 251 MPs

Abstained: 1 MP

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Question accordingly agreed to.

Clauses 101 to 105, 120 and 121 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule 8 agreed to.

Clause 122 ordered to stand part of the Bill.