New Clause 15

– in a Public Bill Committee at 1:45 pm on 26th February 2009.

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Consultation by applicants for injunctions

‘(1) Before applying for an injunction under section [Applications for injunctions under section [Injunctions to prevent gang-related violence]], the applicant must comply with the consultation requirement.

(2) In the case of an application by a chief officer of police, the consultation requirement is that the chief officer (“the applicant chief officer”) must consult—

(a) any local authority that the applicant chief officer considers it would be appropriate to consult, and

(b) any other chief officer of police whom the applicant chief officer considers it would be appropriate to consult.

(3) In the case of an application by the chief constable of the British Transport Police Force, the consultation requirement is that the constable must consult—

(a) any local authority that the constable considers it would be appropriate to consult, and

(b) any chief officer of police whom the constable considers it would be appropriate to consult.

(4) In the case of an application by a local authority, the consultation requirement is that the local authority (“the applicant local authority”) must consult—

(a) any chief officer of police whom the applicant local authority considers it would be appropriate to consult, and

(b) any other local authority that the applicant local authority considers it would be appropriate to consult.’.—(Mr. Campbell.)

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.