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The Public Order (Northern Ireland) Order 1987


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Interpretation of part III

17.  In this part—

  • “broadcast” means broadcast by wireless telegraphy (within the meaning of the Wireless Telegraphy Act[1949 c. 54] 1949) for general reception, whether by way of sound broadcasting or television;

  • “cable programme service” has the same meaning as in the Cable and Broadcasting Act[1984 c. 46] 1984;

  • “distribute”, and related expressions, shall be construed in accordance with Article 10(3) (written material) and Article 11(2) (recordings);

  • “dwelling” means any structure or part of a structure occupied as a person’s home or other living accommodation (whether the occupation is separate or shared with others) but does not include any part not so occupied, and for this purpose “structure” includes a tent, caravan, vehicle, vessel or other temporary or movable structure;

  • “fear” and “hatred” have the meanings assigned to them by Article 8;

  • “programme” means any item which is broadcast or included in a cable programme service;

  • “publish”, and related expressions, in relation to written material, shall be construed in accordance with Article 10(3);

  • “recording” has the meaning given by Article 11(2), and “play” and “show”, and related expressions, in relation to a recording, shall be construed in accordance with that provision;

  • “written material” includes any sign or other visible representation.

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