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(1)For the purpose of extending the provisions of the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 (in this Part referred to as “the principal Act”) which apply to sports stadia to other sports grounds and making a minor correction the amendments to the principal Act specified in Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect.
(2)In consequence of those amendments the following other amendments of the principal Act shall be made, that is to say—
(a)for section 2(2) (obligatory terms of safety certificates) there shall be substituted the following subsection—
“(2)In so far as an order under section 15A below so requires as respects any class of sports ground, a safety certificate shall include such terms and conditions as may be provided for in the order.”;
(b)section 15 (power of Secretary of State to extend the principal Act to other classes of sports grounds) shall cease to have effect;
(c)there shall be inserted as section 15A the following section—
(1)The Secretary of State may, as respects any specified class of sports ground, by order modify the provisions of this Act (except section 1(1) above) in their application to sports grounds of that class.
(2)An order under this section may—
(a)make different modifications in relation to different activities at the same class of ground; and
(b)include such supplementary and transitional provision as the Secretary of State thinks expedient.”; and
(d)in section 18 (orders and regulations), after subsection (1), there shall be inserted the following subsection—
“(1A)Regulations under any provision of this Act may make different provision for different classes of sports ground.”
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