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Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003

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(1)References to a controlled drug and (however expressed) to the production or supply of a controlled drug must be construed in accordance with the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (c. 38).

(2)A Class A controlled drug is a controlled drug which is a Class A drug within the meaning of section 2 of that Act.

(3)Premises includes—

(a)any land or other place (whether enclosed or not);

(b)any outbuildings which are or are used as part of the premises.

(4)A closure notice is a notice issued under section 1.

(5)A closure order is—

(a)an order made under section 2;

(b)an order extended under section 5;

(c)an order made or extended under section 6 which has the like effect as an order made or extended under section 2 or 5 (as the case may be).

(6)Each of the following is a local authority in relation to England—

(a)a district council;

(b)a London borough council;

(c)a county council for an area for which there is no district council;

(d)the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority;

(e)the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

(7)Each of the following is a local authority in relation to Wales—

(a)a county council;

(b)a county borough council.

(8)References to a local authority are to the local authority for the area in which premises—

(a)to which a closure notice applies are situated;

(b)in respect of which a closure order has effect are situated.

(9)Closed premises are premises in respect of which a closure order has effect.

(10)A person is the owner of premises if either of the following paragraphs applies to him—

(a)he is a person (other than a mortgagee not in possession) who is for the time being entitled to dispose of the fee simple in the premises, whether in possession or in reversion;

(b)he is a person who holds or is entitled to the rents and profits of the premises under a lease which (when granted) was for a term of not less than three years.

(11)This section applies for the purposes of this Part.

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