'After section 45 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 insert—
''45A Lateral Entry to Police Service for Northern Ireland for Serving Full-Time Reserve Officers
(1) Those serving in the full-time reserve of the Police Service of Northern Ireland having completed one year's service may apply for a transfer to be police trainees.
(2) Such transfers will be automatically accepted by the Chief Constable unless:
(a) the applicant is subject to disciplinary action; or
(b) the applicant is subject to an investigation by the Police Ombudsman.
(3) A person making an application under this section will not be subject to the provisions of section 46.''.'.—[Mr. Hunter.]
Brought up, and read the First time.
Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—
The Committee divided: Ayes 3, Noes 8.