Clause 71 - Local community safety partnerships

Part of Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 7:15 pm ar 12 Chwefror 2002.

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Photo of Patsy Calton Patsy Calton Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol, Cheadle 7:15, 12 Chwefror 2002

I beg to move amendment No. 241, in page 60, line 29, at end insert—

'(3A) The Secretary of State shall ensure that each partnership includes elected representatives and persons drawn from relevant statutory agencies and voluntary and community organisations.'.

In his comments on amendment No. 240, the Minister has reassured both me and my hon. Friend the Member for Montgomeryshire that his intention is to consult as widely as possible. It follows that the partnership will include a wide range of partners. I accept the Minister's argument that he is not in a position to establish the shape, and his assurance that he intends the partnership to be as widely drawn from the community as possible.