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19 Functions of enforcing authority and local police.E+W

(1)The enforcing authority and the officer responsible for the police station at which he reports initially shall have the following functions as respects any person subject to [F1a banning order].

(2)On a person reporting initially at the police station, the officer responsible for the station may make such requirements of that person as are determined by the enforcing authority to be necessary or expedient for giving effect to [F2the banning order, so far as relating to regulated football matches outside England and Wales.

(2A)If, in connection with any regulated football match outside England and Wales, the enforcing authority is of the opinion that requiring any person subject to a banning order to report is necessary or expedient in order to reduce the likelihood of violence or disorder at or in connection with the match, the authority must give him a notice in writing under subsection (2B) below.

(2B)The notice must require that person—

(a)to report at a police station specified in the notice at the time, or between the times, specified in the notice,

(b)if the match is outside the United Kingdom and the order imposes a requirement as to the surrender by him of his passport, to surrender his passport at a police station specified in the notice at the time, or between the times, specified in the notice,

and may require him to comply with any additional requirements of the order in the manner specified in the notice.

(2C)In the case of any regulated football match, the enforcing authority may by notice in writing require any person subject to a banning order to comply with any additional requirements of the order in the manner specified in the notice.

(2D)The enforcing authority may establish criteria for determining whether any requirement under subsection (2B) or (2C) above ought to be imposed on any person or any class of person.

(2E)A notice under this section—

(a)may not require the person subject to the order to report except in the control period in relation to a regulated football match outside England and Wales or an external tournament,

(b)may not require him to surrender his passport except in the control period in relation to a regulated football match outside the United Kingdom or an external tournament which includes such matches.

(2F)Where a notice under this section requires the person subject to the order to surrender his passport, the passport must be returned to him as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of the control period in question.]

(5)The enforcing authority, in exercising their functions under this section, shall have regard to any guidance issued by the Secretary of State under section 21 below.

(6)A person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with any requirement imposed on him under subsection (2) above shall be guilty of an offence.

(7)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (6) above shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.

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F1Words in s. 19 substituted (28.8.2000) by 2000 c. 25, s. 1(2), Sch. 2 para. 10; S.I. 2000/2125, art. 2

F2S. 19(2A)-(2F) and words in s. 19(2) substituted for the words from “international” in subsection (2) to the end of subsection (4) (28.8.2000) by 2000 c. 25, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 para. 3(2); S.I. 2000/2125, art. 2

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