§ 54 Clause 16, page 13, leave out line 45 and insert 'enforcing authority;'.
§ 55 Page 14, line 2, leave out from beginning to 'at' in line 3 and insert 'police station (addressed to the officer responsible for the police station)'.
§ 56 Page 14, line 16, leave out from beginning to end of line 19 and insert 'enforcing authority; and'.
§ 57 Page 14, leave out lines 20 to 24.
§ 58 Page 14, line 31, leave out 'an agency,' and insert 'a police station'.
§ 59 Page 14, line 35, leave out from 'the' to end of line 36 and insert 'enforcing authority'.
60 Clause 17, page 14, line 41, leave out from beginning to end of line 49 and insert —
'(1) The enforcing authority and the officer responsible for the police station at which he reports initially shall have the following functions as respects any person subject to a restriction order.
(2) On a person reporting initially at the police station, the officer responsible for the station may make such requirements of that person as are determined by the enforcing authority to be necessary or expedient for giving effect to restriction orders.'.
§ 61 Page 15, line 1, leave out subsections (3) to (6).
§ 62 Page 15, line 27, leave out 'registered with it, the agency' and insert 'the enforcing authority'.
§ 63 Page 15, line 30, leave out 'agency' and insert 'authority'.
§ 64 Page 15, line 31, leave out from third 'to' to end of line 34 and insert 'a police station at the time or between the times specified in the notice;'.
§ 65 Page 15, leave out lines 37 to 44 and insert 'authority shall, if that person is one as respects whom subsection (8) below is satisfied, by notice in writing to that person, require him to report to a police station at the time or between the times specified in the notice'.
66 Page 15, line 45, leave out subsection (8) and insert —
'(8) No requirement to report under subsection (7)(b) above shall be imposed by the enforcing authority on any person unless imposing it is, in their opinion, necessary or expedient in order to reduce the likelihood of violence or disorder at, or in connection with, the designated football match; and the authority may establish criteria for determining whether any person or class of person sought to be required to report under that paragraph.'.
67 Page 15, line 49, leave out from beginning to 'shall' in line 4 on page 16 and insert —
'(9) The enforcing authority, in exercising their functions under this section'.
§ 68 Page 16, line 7, leave out from 'subsection' to 'shall' in line 8 and insert '(2) above'.
§ 69 Clause 18, page 16, line 16, leave out 'designated reporting agency with which he is registered' and insert 'authority empowered to grant exemptions under this section ("the exempting authority")'.415
70 Page 16, line 18, at end insert —
'(1A) The enforcing authority may grant exemptions under this section in all cases, but where the application is for an exemption as respects matches to be played within the period of five days beginning with the date of the application, or a particular match to be played within that period, the officer responsible for a police station may, subject to subsection (1B) below, grant the exemption.
(1B) The officer responsible for a police station shall not grant an exemption without referring the question of exemption to the enforcing authority, unless he considers that it is not reasonably practicable to do so.'.
§ 71 Page 16, line 19, leave out from beginning to 'from' in line 20 and insert '(2) The exempting authority shall exempt the applicant'.
§ 72 Page 16, line 21, leave out 'agency's' and insert 'authority's'.
§ 73 Page 16, line 26, leave out 'agency' and insert 'exempting authority'.
§ 74 Page 16, line 29, leave out 'agency' and insert 'exempting authority'.
§ 75 Page 16, line 30, leave out 'agency' and insert 'authority'.
§ 76 Page 16, line 33, leave out 'agency' and insert 'exempting authority'.
§ 77 Page 16, line 34, leave out 'agency' and insert 'authority'.
§ 78 Page 16, line 36, leave out 'the agency is situated' and insert 'he resides'.
My Lords, I beg to move that the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 54 to 78 inclusive.
This group of amendments establishes the responsibility for the different functions of the restriction order provisions and establishes the mechanisms to enable those responsibilities to be carried out. The amendments to Clause 17 set out clearly and unambiguously the duties of the local police station regarding initial reporting and the duties of the enforcing authorities in respect of the call-up of those who are subject to orders when designated matches are being played abroad.
The amendments to Clause 18 place the responsibility for the consideration of the granting of exemptions from the requirement to report on the enforcing authority, other than in exceptionally urgent cases when, in the interests of speed, that will need to be taken on by the local police station. The police station will have to obtain authority for granting exemption from the enforcing authority unless it is impractical to do so. The enforcing authority will need to be satisfied that special circumstances exist and may anyway wish to seek advice from the applicant's local police station. I believe that it is right to take such decisions centrally, both to relieve the burden on local officers and to ensure a consistent approach to such applications. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That this House do agree with the Commons in the said amendments. —(Earl Ferrers.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.