Police (Northern Ireland) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 8:30 pm on 8th November 2000.

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Photo of Lord Molyneaux of Killead Lord Molyneaux of Killead Crossbench 8:30 pm, 8th November 2000

My Lords, Amendments Nos. 30 and 30A aim to strengthen the consultative process. In particular, Amendment No. 30 compels consultation with other organic community bodies in the style of community police liaison committees (CPLCs) which can and, it is hoped, will continue to operate. Amendment No. 30 may not be entirely perfect, but I believe that its intention is reasonable and modest. Amendment No. 30A is designed to make it clear that the police will retain the right to initiate any community policing consultation measures that they see fit, in addition to measures put forward by either the board or DPPs. I beg to move Amendment No. 30.