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17Event permitsS

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(1)The chief constable may, on the application of a person (“the organiser”) who is organising or otherwise responsible for an event, grant a permit authorising individuals at the event to borrow, hire, use and possess air weapons while engaging in an event activity without holding an air weapon certificate (“an event permit”).

(2)The chief constable may, when granting an event permit, attach conditions to it.

(3)The organiser must ensure that the event permit (or a copy of it) is prominently displayed at the event so as to be capable of being read by any person attending the event.

(4)It is an offence for the organiser—

(a)to fail to comply with a condition attached to the event permit, or

(b)without reasonable excuse, to fail to comply with subsection (3).

(5)A person who commits an offence under subsection (4) is liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(6)An application for an event permit is valid only if it complies with the requirements of any regulations under section 36 which apply to the application.

(7)For the purposes of this section, an “event activity” is an activity—

(a)involving the use and possession of air weapons by individuals, and

(b)which has been planned by (or on behalf of) the organiser as part of the event.

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I1S. 17(1)(2)(6)(7) in force at 1.7.2016 for specified purposes by S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 2, sch. (with arts. 5, 6)

I2S. 17(1)(2)(6)(7) in force at 31.12.2016 in so far as not already in force by S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(a) (with art. 4)

I3S. 17(3)-(5) in force at 31.12.2016 by S.S.I. 2016/130, art. 3(a) (with art. 4)

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