Police (Northern Ireland) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:15 pm on 8th November 2000.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Crossbench 11:15 pm, 8th November 2000

My Lords, I rise to move Amendment No. 79. It is not equitable or fair that there should be a distinction made between those people who are political members or independent members of a district policing partnership. The amendment would mean that a political or independent member could be removed from the district policing partnership prior to appointment for failing to disclose a criminal conviction. I think that is important. We think that is important. It is difficult to see why there should be that distinction. I beg to move.