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Football (Offences and Disorder) Act 1999

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4Duration and termination of orders

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(1)In section 16 of the 1989 Act (effect of order) for subsection (1) substitute—

(1)Subject to subsection (3) and section 17 below, an international football banning order has effect in relation to a person convicted of a relevant offence for a period determined by the court making the order—

(a)which begins with the date of the making of the order,

(b)which is not longer than the maximum period, and

(c)which is not shorter than the minimum period.

(1A)The maximum period—

(a)in a case where the person was sentenced in respect of that offence to a period of imprisonment taking immediate effect, is ten years, and

(b)in any other case, is five years.

(1B)The minimum period—

(a)in a case where the person was sentenced in respect of that offence to a period of imprisonment taking immediate effect, is six years, and

(b)in any other case, is three years.

(2)In section 17 of the 1989 Act (application to terminate order) for subsection (1) substitute—

(1)A person in relation to whom an international football banning order has had effect for at least two-thirds of the period determined under section 16(1) above may apply to the court which made the order to terminate it.

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