New clause 1 - Discrimination in appointments

Part of Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee on 11th March 2003.

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'(1) Section 46 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (c.32) is amended as follows.

(2) For subsection (1) substitute—

''(1) In making appointments under section 39 on any occasion, the Chief Constable shall appoint from the pool of qualified candidates formed for that purpose by virtue of section 44(5) persons of whom—

(a) 43 per cent. shall be persons who are treated as Roman Catholic;

(b) 43 per cent. shall be persons who are treated as Protestants; and

(c) 14 per cent. shall be persons who are not so treated.''.'.—[Mr. Carmichael.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question proposed [this day], That the clause be read a Second time.

Question again proposed.