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19Advertising regulationsE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Secretary of State F1... shall make regulations about advertising in the vicinity of London Olympic events.

(2)In making the regulations the Secretary of State F1... —

(a)shall aim to secure compliance with obligations imposed on any person by the Host City Contract,

(b)shall have regard to any requests or guidance from the International Olympic Committee, and

(c)shall also have regard to amenity and public safety.

(3)The regulations shall specify, or provide criteria for determining—

(a)the places in respect of advertising in which the regulations apply,

(b)the nature of the advertising in respect of which the regulations apply, and

(c)what is, or is not, to be treated for the purposes of the regulations as advertising in the vicinity of a place.

(4)The regulations may apply in respect of advertising of any kind including, in particular—

(a)advertising of a non-commercial nature, and

(b)announcements or notices of any kind.

(5)The regulations may apply in respect of advertising in any form including, in particular—

(a)the distribution or provision of documents or articles,

(b)the display or projection of words, images, lights or sounds, and

(c)things done with or in relation to material which has or may have purposes or uses other than as an advertisement.

(6)The regulations shall specify, or provide criteria for determining, the period of time during which they apply; and—

(a)the regulations shall apply only for such time as the Secretary of State F1... considers necessary for the purpose of securing compliance with obligations imposed on any person by the Host City Contract, and

(b)the regulations may apply during different periods in respect of different places.

(7)The regulations shall permit, subject to any specified conditions, advertising undertaken or controlled by—

(a)any person specified in the regulations as appearing to the Secretary of State F1... to have responsibility in accordance with the Host City Contract for the control of advertising in relation to the London Olympics (“a responsible body”), or

(b)any person authorised by a responsible body (whether or not subject to terms and conditions and whether or not in accordance with a sponsorship or other commercial agreement).

(8)The regulations—

(a)may prohibit action of a specified kind or in specified circumstances,

(b)may impose obligations on persons who—

(i)take action in relation to an advertisement, or

(ii)have an interest in or responsibility for a product or service to which an advertisement relates,

(c)may impose obligations on persons who own, occupy or have responsibility for the management of land, premises or other property,

(d)may, in particular, impose on a person an obligation to take steps to ensure—

(i)that other persons do not take action of a particular kind;

(ii)that a situation is not permitted to continue, and

(e)shall have effect despite any consent or permission granted (whether before or after the commencement of the regulations) by any landowner, local authority or other person.

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Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I1S. 19 in force at 30.5.2006 for E.W.N.I. by S.I. 2006/1118, art. 3(1)

I2S. 19 in force at 31.12.2006 for S. by S.S.I. 2006/611, art. 2

20Regulations: supplementalE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Regulations under section 19—

(a)may, to a specified extent or for specified purposes, disapply or modify specified enactments relating to planning or the control of advertising,

(b)may apply (with or without modifications) or make provision similar to any enactment (including, but not limited to, provisions of Chapter III of Part VIII of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8) (control of advertising) and regulations under that Chapter)),

(c)may provide for exceptions (in addition to those referred to in section 19(7)) which may be expressed by reference to the nature of advertising, its purpose, the circumstances of its display or any other matter (which may include the consent of a specified person),

(d)may make provision for application, with any specified modifications or exceptions, to the Crown,

(e)may make provision which applies generally or only for specified purposes or in specified circumstances,

(f)may make different provision for different purposes or circumstances, and

(g)may apply in relation to advertising whether or not it consists of the result or continuation of activity carried out before the regulations come into force.

(2)Regulations under section 19—

(a)shall be made by statutory instrument, and

(b)may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

[F2(2A)But if, in relation to regulations under section 19 other than the first regulations, the Secretary of State considers that by reason of urgency it is necessary that they be made without being approved in draft—

(a)subsection (2)(b) does not apply to the regulations, and

(b)the regulations are instead subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.]

(3)Before making regulations under section 19 the Secretary of State F3... shall consult—

(a)such authorities, with responsibilities for planning in respect of places to which the regulations apply or may apply, as he thinks appropriate,

(b)one or more persons who appear to the Secretary of State F3... to represent interests within the advertising industry which are likely to be affected by the regulations,

(c)such other persons, who appear to the Secretary of State F3... to represent interests likely to be affected by the regulations, as he thinks appropriate,

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(e)the London Organising Committee.

(4)If regulations under section 19 would be treated as a hybrid instrument for the purposes of the standing orders of either House of Parliament, they shall proceed in that House as if they were not a hybrid instrument.

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Commencement Information

I3S. 20 in force at 30.5.2006 for E.W.N.I. by S.I. 2006/1118, art. 3(1)

I4S. 20 in force at 31.12.2006 for S. by S.S.I. 2006/611, art. 2

21OffenceE+W+S+N.I.

(1)A person commits an offence if he contravenes regulations under section 19.

(2)It shall be a defence for a person charged with an offence under subsection (1) to prove that the contravention of the regulations occurred—

(a)without his knowledge, or

(b)despite his taking all reasonable steps to prevent it from occurring or (where he became aware of it after its commencement) from continuing.

(3)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) shall be liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to a fine, or

(b)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £20,000.

(4)[F5A court by or before which a person is convicted of an offence under subsection (1) may require him to pay to [F6a local policing body,] a police authority or to the Olympic Delivery Authority sums in respect of expenses reasonably incurred in taking action under section 22(1) in relation to the matters to which the offence relates.]

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Commencement Information

I5S. 21 in force at 30.5.2006 for E.W.N.I. by S.I. 2006/1118, art. 3(1)

I6S. 21 in force at 31.12.2006 for S. by S.S.I. 2006/611, art. 2

22Enforcement: power of entryE+W+S+N.I.

(1)A constable F7... may—

(a)enter land or premises on which they reasonably believe a contravention of regulations under section 19 is occurring (whether by reason of advertising on that land or premises or by the use of that land or premises to cause an advertisement to appear elsewhere);

(b)remove, destroy, conceal or erase any infringing article;

(c)when entering land under paragraph (a), be accompanied by one or more persons for the purpose of taking action under paragraph (b);

(d)use, or authorise the use of, reasonable force for the purpose of taking action under this subsection.

(2)The power to enter land or premises may be exercised only at a time that a constable F7... thinks reasonable having regard to the nature and circumstances of the contravention of regulations under section 19.

(3)Before entering land or premises a constable F7... must take reasonable steps to—

(a)establish the identity of an owner, occupier or person responsible for the management of the land or premises or of any infringing article on the land or premises, and

(b)give any owner, occupier or responsible person identified under paragraph (a) such opportunity as seems reasonable to the constable F7... in the circumstances of the case to end the contravention of the regulations (whether by removing, destroying or concealing any infringing article or otherwise).

(4)The power to enter premises may be exercised in relation to a dwelling only in accordance with a warrant issued by a justice of the peace; and a justice of the peace may issue a warrant only if satisfied on the application of a constable F7... that—

(a)there are reasonable grounds to believe a contravention of regulations under section 19 is occurring in the dwelling or on land that can reasonably be entered only through the dwelling,

(b)the constable F7... has complied with subsection (3),

(c)the constable F7... has taken reasonable steps to give notice to persons likely to be interested of his intention to apply for a warrant, and

(d)that it is reasonable in the circumstances of the case to issue a warrant.

(5)The power to remove an article may be exercised only if the constable F7... thinks it necessary for the purpose of—

(a)ending the contravention of regulations under section 19,

(b)preventing a future contravention of the regulations, [F8or]

(c)enabling the article to be used as evidence in proceedings for an offence under section 21, [F9 or]

(d)[F9enabling the article to be forfeited in accordance with section 143 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (c. 6).]

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(7)Having exercised a power under this section a constable F11...—

(a)shall take reasonable steps to leave the land or premises secure, and

(b)shall comply with any provision of regulations under section 19 about informing specified persons of what the constable F11... has done.

(8)Regulations under section 19 shall include provision enabling a person whose property is damaged in the course of the exercise or purported exercise of a power under this section (other than a person responsible for a contravention of the regulations or for the management of an infringing article) to obtain compensation from [F12a local policing body] [F13or a police authority]; and the regulations may, in particular, include provision—

(a)conferring jurisdiction on a court or tribunal;

(b)about appeals.

(9)A [F14local policing body] [F13or a police authority] may recover from a person responsible for the contravention of the regulations, as if it were a debt, the reasonable costs of taking action under this section.

(10)In this section—

  • F15...

  • infringing article” means—

    (a)

    an advertisement which contravenes regulations under section 19, and

    (b)

    any other thing [F16, or an animal,] that constitutes a contravention of regulations under section 19 or is being used in connection with a contravention of the regulations.

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Amendments (Textual)

F9S. 22(5)(d) and preceding word omitted (E.W.S.) (14.2.2012) by virtue of London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Act 2011 (c. 22), ss. 1(2)(b), 10(1)

Commencement Information

I7S. 22 in force at 30.5.2006 for E.W.N.I. by S.I. 2006/1118, art. 3(1)

I8S. 22 in force at 31.12.2006 for S. by S.S.I. 2006/611, art. 2

F1723Role of Olympic Delivery AuthorityE+W+S+N.I.

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24Local planning authoritiesE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Secretary of State F18... may by order require a specified local planning authority who grant advertising consent to a person to notify him of the effect of—

(a)section 19(8)(e), and

(b)any regulations under section 19.

(2)In subsection (1) “advertising consent” means consent of such kind as the order shall specify.

(3)An order under subsection (1)—

(a)shall be made by statutory instrument, and

(b)shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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Commencement Information

I9S. 24 in force at 30.5.2006 for E.W.N.I. by S.I. 2006/1118, art. 3(1)

I10S. 24 in force at 31.12.2006 for S. by S.S.I. 2006/611, art. 2

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