§ (1) The Secretary of State may provide courses for constables of police forces, and may for that purpose, if he thinks fit, establish and maintain one or more central training institutions (including such instructing and administrative staff, and such land, buildings and equipment, as he may consider expedient).2104
§ (2) The Secretary of State may make arrangements for the attendance of constables of police forces at courses provided (whether in Scotland or elsewhere) otherwise than under the preceding subsection.
§ (3) Before providing any courses, or making any arrangements, under the preceding provisions of this section the Secretary of State shall consult the Joint Central Committee and such bodies or associations as appear to him to be representative of police authorities, chief constables and superintendents respectively.
§ (4) Where a constable of a police force, with the consent of the chief constable, undertakes temporary, service as a member of the instructing staff of any central training institution established under subsection (1) of this section, such service shall be deemed, for the purposes of this Act and any Act relating to police pensions and (in either case) any enactment made thereunder, to be service as a constable of the said police force.
§ (5) One half of the expenses incurred by the Secretary of State in establishing and maintaining any central training institution under subsection (1) of this section shall be recoverable by him from police authorities (not being constituent authorities) and from joint police committees in such proportions as may be determined by him after consulting such bodies or associations as appear to him to be representative of police authorities; and any expenses falling on a police authority or joint police committee by virtue of this subsection shall be defrayed in like manner as other expenses incurred by the authority or committee for the purposes of this Act.
§ (6) The Secretary of State, after consulting such bodies or associations as appear to him to be representative of police authorities, may by order apply the last preceding subsection to the expenses incurred by him in providing any other service for the purposes of police forces generally.
§ (7) In this section "courses "means courses of instruction in matters relating to police service.—[The Solicitor-General for Scotland.]
§ Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.