HC Deb 25 June 1974 vol 875 c1405
Mr. Rowlands

I beg to move, Amendment No. 29, in page 86, line '11, leave out paragraph (f) and insert: (f) the police authority for any police area". This amendment corrects a drafting error in the Bill. The existing subsection (6)(f) has the effect of including as a local authority for the purposes of Part VII a police committee constituted under section 2 of the Police Act 1964. Home Office advice was that this definition did not include a combined police authority set up under Section 3 of the same Act, for example, the police authorities for Devon and Cornwall and Thames Valley. It suggested an amendment on these lines. In view of the provisions of Section 62 and Schedule 8 of the Police Act 1964 "police authority" does not require definition.

Mr. Emery

May I thank the Minister for that explanation. I am most grateful that the Devon and Cornwall police authority, which does a remarkably good job, should be covered by the Bill.

Amendment agreed to.

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