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(1)Where a public benevolent collection is held in the area of a local authority without the consent of the authority under section 86, the organiser of the collection is guilty of an offence and liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
(2)Subsection (1) does not apply to a collection—
(a)by a designated national collector,
(b)which takes place in the course of a public meeting,
(i)takes place on land to which members of the public have access only by virtue of the express or implied permission of the occupier of the land or by virtue of any enactment, and
(ii)is organised by the occupier of the land, or
(d)which takes place by means of an unattended receptacle in a public place.
(3)In subsection (2), “occupier” means, in relation to unoccupied land, the person entitled to occupy it.
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