Special Constables Act 1923

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1923 c. 11


Special Constables Act, 1923

(13 & 14 Geo. 5.) CHAPTER 11.

An Act to make perpetual, subject to an amendment, the Special Constables Act, 1914; to provide for the employment of special constables in connection with Naval, Military and Air Force yards and stations; and to remove certain limitations on the appointment of special constables in Scotland.

[7th June 1923]

Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Perpetuation of 4 & 5 Geo. 5. c. 61.

1 Perpetuation of 4 & 5 Geo. 5. c. 61.

(1) Section one of the Special Constables Act, 1914, which confers power to make regulations with respect to special constables appointed during the war, shall have effect as though the words ‘during the present war’ were omitted therefrom, and as though for the power thereby conferred to apply to special constables any of the provisions of the Police Acts, 1839 to 1910, or the corresponding Scottish enactments, there were substituted power so to apply any enactment for the time being in force relating to the county, borough, or metropolitan police, or in Scotland the county or burgh police.

(2) The reference to the Special Constables Act, 1914, in the First Schedule to the War Emergency Laws (Continuance) Act, 1920 , is hereby repealed.

(3) This section shall not apply to Northern Ireland.

S-2 Orders in Council to be laid before Parliament.

2 Orders in Council to be laid before Parliament.

2. Any Order in Council made after the passing of this Act under the Special Constables Act, 1914, as amended by this Act shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament as soon as may be after it is made, and, if an Address is presented to His Majesty by either of those Houses within twenty-one days on which that House has sat next after any such Order has been laid before it praying that the regulations made thereby shall be annulled, His Majesty may thereupon by Order in Council annul the regulations, and the regulations so annulled shall forthwith become void, without prejudice to the validity of any proceedings which may in the meantime have been taken thereunder or to the making of any new regulations:

Provided that Orders in Council under the said Act shall not be deemed to be statutory rules within the meaning of section one of the Rules Publication Act, 1893.

S-3 Substitution of special constables for metropolitan police at armament depts, &c.

3 Substitution of special constables for metropolitan police at armament depts, &c.

(1) Any two justices of the peace may appoint such persons as may be nominated for the purpose by the Admiralty, Army Council, or Air Council, to be special constables within the yards and stations and limits within which constables of the metropolitan police force may by virtue of the Metropolitan Police Act, 1860 , or the Metropolitan Police (Employment in Scotland) Act, 1914 , both as originally enacted and...

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