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16 Interpretation.E+W+S

In this Part—

  • the City of London” means the City as defined for the purposes of the Acts relating to the City of London police;

  • the metropolitan police district” means that district as defined in section 76 of the M1London Government Act 1963;

  • public assembly” means an assembly of [F12] or more persons in a public place which is wholly or partly open to the air;

  • public place” means—

    (a)

    any highway, or in Scotland any road within the meaning of the M2Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, and

    (b)

    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.

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F1S. 16: in definition of "public assembly", reference to "20" substituted (E.W.) (20.1.2004) for reference to "2" by Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (c. 38), ss. 57, 93(1); S.I. 2003/3300, art. 2(e)(i)

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