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Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987

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25 Enforcement: inspections and offence of obstruction.E+W+S

(1)After the section 10A of the principal Act inserted by section 24 above there shall be inserted the following section—

10B Enforcement.

(1)It shall be the duty of every local authority to enforce within their area the provisions of this Act and of regulations made under it and for that purpose to arrange for the periodical inspection of designated sports grounds; but nothing in this subsection shall be taken to authorise a local authority in Scotland to institute proceedings for an offence.

(2)In performing the duty imposed by subsection (1) above so far as it requires designated sports grounds in their areas to be inspected, local authorities shall act in accordance with such guidance as the Secretary of State may give them.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (1) above, “periodical” means at least once every twelve months.

(2)In section 12(6)(d) of the principal Act (obstruction of person exercising powers of entry and inspection under that Act to constitute an offence), for the word “wilfully” there shall be substituted the word “ intentionally ”.

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