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May 2000



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SCHEDULE 6

 

TRANSITIONAL AND TRANSITORY PROVISIONS

 


Statutory references to the police service and the police service reserve

1.

In relation to any time before the coming into force of section 70(2), any reference in any statutory provision (including this Act)-

 

(a) to the police service shall be construed as a reference to the Royal Ulster Constabulary;

 

(b) to the Chief Constable of the police service shall be construed as a reference to the Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary;

 

(c) to a person holding any other particular rank, or a rank of any particular description, in the police service shall be construed as a reference to a person holding that rank, or a rank of that description, in the Royal Ulster Constabulary;

 

(d) to a member of the police service shall be construed as a reference to a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary;

 

(e) to a member of the police service reserve shall be construed as a reference to a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve;

 

(f) to the police service reserve shall be construed as a reference to the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve;

 

(g) to the police service in any other context shall be construed as a reference to the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

   
 

Continuance of bodies of constables

2.

(1) The body of constables heretofore known as the Royal Ulster Constabulary shall continue in being as the police service.

 

(2) The body of reserve constables heretofore known as the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve shall continue in being as the police service reserve.

   
 

Section 21

3.

Any body established by arrangements made under section 7(1) of the 1998 Act and in existence immediately before the coming into force of section 21 shall be treated as having been established by arrangements made by the Board under that section.

   
 

Registration of Political Parties Act 1998

4.

In relation to any time before the coming into force of section 20 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, paragraph 7(13) of Schedule 1 shall have effect as if for the definition of "nominating officer" there were substituted-

 

""nominating officer" means-

 

(a) in relation to a registered party, the registered nominating officer or a member of the Assembly nominated by him for the purpose;

 

(b) in relation to any other political party, the person who appears to the Secretary of State to be the leader of the party, or a member of the Assembly nominated by that person for the purpose;

 

"registered" means registered under the Registration of Political Parties Act 1998 or the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000;"

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