Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/2/contents

Introductory Text

The Commission

1. The Commission.
2. Functions of the Commission.
3. Code of Conduct.
4. Procedural rules.
5. Guidelines.

Advance notice of public processions and related protest meetings

6. Advance notice of public processions.
7. Advance notice of protest meetings related to public processions.

The Commission’s powers to impose conditions on public processions

8. The Commission’s powers to impose conditions on public processions.
9. Review by Secretary of State of determination of Commission under section 8.

The Commission's powers to impose conditions on protest meetings

9A.The Commission's powers to impose conditions on public protests
9B.Review by Secretary of State of determination of Commission under section 9A
10. Saving for powers of a constable.

Secretary of State’s powers to prohibit public processions
11. Secretary of State’s powers to prohibit public processions.

Secretary of State's powers to prohibit protest meetings
11A.Secretary of State's powers to prohibit protest meetings

General regulation of public processions

12. Registration of bands taking part in public processions.
13. Control of alcohol at public processions.
14. Breaking up public procession.

Supplementary

15. Powers of arrest.
16. Regulations and orders.
17. Interpretation.
18. Amendments and repeals.
19. Short title, commencement, transitional provision and extent.

SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1
The Commission

Status
1.(1) The Commission shall be a body corporate.

Membership
2.(1) The Commission shall consist of— (a) a chairman; and...

Term of office
3.(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, a...

Remuneration
4.The Secretary of State may pay to the chairman and...

Procedure
5.(1) The quorum for a meeting of the Commission shall...

Staff
6.(1) The Commission may, with the approval of the Secretary...

Validity of proceedings
7.The validity of any proceedings of the Commission shall not...

Seal
8.The application of the seal of the Commission shall be...

Contracts, etc.
9.(1) Any contract or instrument which, if entered into or...

Evidence
10.A document purporting to be— (a) duly executed under the...

Finance
11.The Secretary of State may make payments to the Commission...

Accounts and audit
12.(1) The Commission shall— (a) keep proper accounts and proper...

Annual report
13.(1) The Commission shall, within such period after the end...

SCHEDULE 2
Provisions relating to code of conduct, procedural rules and guidelines

Interpretation
1.In this Schedule “relevant instrument” means— (a) the Code of...

The first issue of relevant instruments

2.As soon as practicable after it is established, the Commission...
3.The Commission shall then send the draft of each relevant...
4.A relevant instrument laid before Parliament in draft under paragraph...

Revision of a relevant instrument

5.Where the Commission proposes to revise a relevant instrument, it...
6.After complying with paragraph 5, the Commission shall submit the...
7.The Commission shall then send the draft of the revised...
8.A revised relevant instrument laid before Parliament in draft under...

Admissibility of relevant instruments
9.A relevant instrument shall be admissible in evidence in civil...

SCHEDULE 3
Amendments

The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)
1.In Part II of Schedule 1 to the House of...

The Northern Ireland Assembly (Disqualification) Act 1975 (c. 25)
2.In Part II of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland...

The Public Order (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 (NI 7)
3.(1) The Public Order (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 shall be...

SCHEDULE 4
Repeals
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