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Football (Offences and Disorder) Act 1999

Section 4: Duration and termination of orders

17.This section amends the 1989 Act so as to increase the minimum and maximum periods for which an international banning order is to have effect.  In a case where a person has received a custodial sentence which is not suspended, the maximum period becomes ten years and the minimum period becomes six years.  In any other case, the maximum period becomes five years and the minimum period becomes three years.  The section also provides that a person may apply to the court for an order to be terminated when at least two-thirds of the period for which it has effect has expired.

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