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Public Order Act 1986

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In this Part—

  • distribute”, and related expressions, shall be construed in accordance with section 29C(2) (written material) and section 29E(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;

  • [F2hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation” has the meaning given by section 29AB;]

  • programme” means any item which is included in a programme service;

  • programme service” has the same meaning as in the Broadcasting Act 1990;

  • publish”, and related expressions, in relation to written material, shall be construed in accordance with section 29C(2);

  • religious hatred” has the meaning given by section 29A;

  • recording” has the meaning given by section 29E(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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F1Pt. 3A inserted (E.W.) (1.10.2007 except so far as relating to the insertion of ss. 29B(3), 29H(2), 29I(2)(b)(4)) by Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 (c. 1), ss. 1, 3(2), Sch.; S.I. 2007/2490 {art. 2}

F2S. 29N: definition of "hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation" inserted (23.3.2010) by Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (c. 4), ss. 74, 153(7), Sch. 16 para. 17; S.I. 2010/712, art. 2(d)

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