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Public Order Act 1986

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I New Offences

    1. 1.Riot

    2. 2.Violent disorder

    3. 3.Affray

    4. 4.Fear or provocation of violence

    5. 5.Harassment, alarm or distress

    6. 6.Mental element: miscellaneous

    7. 7.Procedure: miscellaneous

    8. 8.Interpretation

    9. 9.Offences abolished

    10. 10.Construction of other instruments

  3. Part II Processions and Assemblies

    1. 11.Advance notice of public processions

    2. 12.Imposing conditions on public processions

    3. 13.Prohibiting public processions

    4. 14.Imposing conditions on public assemblies

    5. 15.Delegation

    6. 16.Interpretation

  4. Part III Racial Hatred

    1. Meaning of " racial hatred "

      1. 17.Meaning of " racial hatred "

    2. Acts intended or likely to stir up racial hatred

      1. 18.Use of words or behaviour or display of written material

      2. 19.Publishing or distributing written material

      3. 20.Public performance of play

      4. 21.Distributing, showing or playing a recording

      5. 22.Broadcasting or including programme in cable programme service

    3. Racially inflammatory material

      1. 23.Possession of racially inflammatory material

      2. 24.Powers of entry and search

      3. 25.Power to order forfeiture

    4. Supplementary provisions

      1. 26.Savings for reports of parliamentary or judicial proceedings

      2. 27.Procedure and punishment

      3. 28.Offences by corporations

      4. 29.Interpretation

  5. Part IV Exclusion Orders

    1. 30.Exclusion orders

    2. 31.Offences connected with football

    3. 32.Effect of order

    4. 33.Application to terminate order

    5. 34.Information

    6. 35.Photographs

    7. 36.Prescribed football matches

    8. 37.Extension to other sporting events

  6. Part V Miscellaneous and General

    1. 38.Contamination of or interference with goods with intention of causing public alarm or anxiety, etc.

    2. 39.Power to direct trespassers to leave land

    3. 40.Amendments, repeals and savings

    4. 41.Commencement

    5. 42.Extent

    6. 43.Short title

  7. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1

      Sporting events

    2. Schedule 2

      Other amendments

    3. Schedule 3

      Repeals

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