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London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006

Territorial Extent and Territorial Application

9.The Act extends to the whole of the UK except for sections 5 (Planning), 7(2) and 7(4) (Street Lighting and Cleaning), 10 to 18 (Transport) 34 and 35 (relating to the Greater London Authority) which extend to England and Wales only, although they will only have territorial application to England. Section 36 (Regional development agencies) amends the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998, which extends to England and Wales only, and makes provision in relation to the purchase of land by regional development agencies established under that Act. The Act confers some regulation and order-making functions on the National Assembly for Wales and the Scottish Ministers in relation to advertising and street trading restrictions as they are to be applied to venues in Wales and Scotland which will stage Games events. Section 31 (sale of tickets) is to apply in respect of anything done in the United Kingdom or elsewhere. That means a person may commit the offence of ticket touting outside the UK, for instance via the internet.

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