HC Deb 12 March 1964 vol 691 cc839-40

1. In relation to a combined police authority constituted as a committee of the council of a county or county borough the provisions of this Act shall have effect subject to the following provisions of this Schedule.

2. Subsections (5) and (6) of section 2 shall apply to the combined police authority as if it were a committee appointed under that section and section 3(3) shall not apply.

3. Notwithstanding anything in section 21(3) and Schedule 7, there shall be no combined police fund but the police fund for the combined area shall be the local fund of the county or county borough and the amalgamation scheme shall make provision for the payment into that fund, out of the local funds of the other areas comprised in the combined area, of contributions assessed in accordance with the provisions of the scheme.

4. Sections 8(2) and 9(3) shall not apply, and subsections (3) and (4) of section 8 and subsections (1), (2) and (4) of section 9 shall apply as if the police area consisted only of the county or county borough.

5. The council of the county or county borough shall have the same power under section 10(1) as if the combined police force were maintained only for the county or county borough.

6. Any provision made under section 21(3)(e) may be for transfer to the council of the county or county borough instead of to the combined police authority, and for the use of any transferred property by that council instead of, or as well as, that authority.

7. In relation to an amalgamation scheme to be approved or made by virtue of section 23 of this Act—

  1. (a) the reference in subsection (4) of section 3 of this Act to a committee of one 840 of the constituent councils shall include a reference to a committee of the new or altered county or county borough; and
  2. (b) the request required by that subsection shall include the request of each of the following councils, that is to say—
    1. (i) in the case of a new county, the councils of any counties or county boroughs of which the whole or part is to be included in the new county;
    2. (ii) in the case of a new county borough, the council of any county borough or county district of which the whole or part is to be so included;
    3. (iii) in the case of an altered county or county borough, the council of the existing county or county borough.—[Mr. Brooke.]

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

Mr. Brooke

I beg to move, That further consideration of the Bill, as amended, be adjourned.

We have now virtually completed the England and Wales parts of the Bill. If we were to go further we would reach the Scottish Schedule 6 and I suggest that we should all return to that with fresher minds after a spell in the fresh air.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill, as amended (in Standing Committee D and in the Scottish Standing Committee), to be further considered upon Monday next.