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The Public Order (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

  • “area” means the whole or any part of Northern Ireland;

  • Definition rep. by 1998 c. 2

  • “meeting” means a meeting held for the purpose of the discussion of matters of public interest or for the purpose of the expression of views on such matters;

  • “open-air public meeting” means a public meeting held otherwise than inside a covered and enclosed structure of an immoveable nature;

  • “public meeting” includes any meeting in a public place and any meeting which the public or any section of the public is permitted to attend, whether on payment or otherwise;

  • “public place” means any street, road or highway and any place to which at the material time the public or any section of the public has access, on payment or otherwise, as of right or by virtue of express or implied permission;

  • “public procession” means a procession in a public place, whether or not involving the use of vehicles or other conveyances;

  • “statutory provision” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954.

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