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Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1991

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66General interpretation

In this Act, except so far as the context otherwise requires—

  • “dwelling-house” means any building or part of a building used as a dwelling;

  • “explosive” means any article or substance manufactured for the purpose of producing a practical effect by explosion;

  • “explosive substance” means any substance for the time being specified in regulations made under section 3 of the [1970 c. 10 (N.I.).] Explosives Act (Northern Ireland) 1970;

  • “firearm” includes an air gun or air pistol;

  • “proscribed organisation” means an organisation for the time being specified in Schedule 2 to this Act, including an organisation which is to be treated as a proscribed organisation by virtue of section 28(2) above;

  • “public place” means a place to which for the time being members of the public have or are permitted to have access, whether on payment or otherwise;

  • “scheduled offence” has the meaning given by section 1 above;

  • “terrorism” means the use of violence for political ends and includes any use of violence for the purpose of putting the public or any section of the public in fear;

  • “terrorist” means a person who is or has been concerned in the commission or attempted commission of any act of terrorism or in directing, organising or training persons for the purpose of terrorism;

  • “vehicle” includes a hovercraft.

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