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The Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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[F1Consideration of closure order by court of summary jurisdictionN.I.

41F(1) A F2... court of summary jurisdiction must as soon as reasonably practicable after receiving an application under Article 41E—

(a)hold a hearing to consider whether it is appropriate to exercise any of the court's powers under paragraph (2) in relation to the closure order or any extension of it; and

(b)determine whether to exercise any of those powers.

(2) The F2... court of summary jurisdiction may—

(a)revoke the closure order and any extension of it;

(b)order the premises to remain, or to be closed, for such period not exceeding 28 days as the court may order.

(3) In determining whether the premises of the registered club will be, or will remain, closed, the F2... court of summary jurisdiction must—

(a)consider whether closure is necessary in the interests of public safety because of disorder or likely disorder on the premises of the registered club, or in the vicinity of and related to, the premises; and

(b)hear representations, if any, from the secretary of the club.

(4) The F2... court of summary jurisdiction must notify the district commander for the police district in which the premises are situated of any decision it makes under this Article.

(5) The registered club and every official of the club shall be guilty of an offence if, without reasonable excuse, the club or the official permits the premises of a registered club to be open in contravention of an order under paragraph (2)(b) and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or to both.]

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