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Football (Offences and Disorder) Act 1999

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7Offences to which section 31 of 1986 Act applies

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(1)For section 31 of the 1986 Act (offences connected with football) substitute—

31Offences to which this section applies

(1)This section applies to any offence specified in Schedule 1 to the Football Spectators Act 1989 (with or, as the case may be, without a declaration of relevance).

(2)Sections 14(6) and (9) and 23(1) to (3) of that Act (interpretation and declarations of relevance) shall apply for the purposes of this section as they apply for the purposes of that Act.

(3)Section 23(4) of that Act (quashing of order if declaration of relevance reversed on appeal) shall apply in relation to domestic football banning orders and offences to which this section applies as it applies in relation to international football banning orders and relevant offences.

(2)In consequence of subsection (1)—

(a)in section 10(3) of the [1968 c. 19.] Criminal Appeal Act 1968 (appeals against sentence by Crown Court) in paragraph (c), after the sub-paragraph (vi) inserted by section 6(2)(e) of this Act insert—

(vii)a declaration of relevance under section 31 of the Public Order Act 1986; or,

(b)in section 50 of that Act (meaning of sentence) in subsection (1)(h) (which contains a reference to a declaration of relevance under the 1989 Act) after “under” insert “section 31 of the Public Order Act 1986 or under”, and

(c)in section 108(3) of the [1980 c. 43.] Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (which contains a reference to a declaration of relevance under the 1989 Act) after “under” insert “section 31 of the Public Order Act 1986 or under”.

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