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Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006

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14Interpretation of Chapter 1
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(1)In this Chapter—

  • “appropriate persons”, in relation to an application for a drinking banning order or an application referred to in section 4(6)(b) or (c), means such of the following as is not a party to the application—

    (a)

    the chief officer of police of the police force for the police area where the conduct to which the application relates occurred;

    (b)

    the chief officer of police of the police force for the police area in which the individual to whose conduct the application relates normally resides;

    (c)

    every local authority in whose area the place where that individual normally resides is situated; and

    (d)

    the Chief Constable of the British Transport Police Force;

  • “approved course” means a course approved by the Secretary of State for the purposes of section 2;

  • “drinking banning order” means an order under section 3, 4 or 6;

  • “interim order” means an order under section 9;

  • “local authority” means—

    (a)

    a county council in England;

    (b)

    a district council in England;

    (c)

    a London borough council;

    (d)

    the Common Council of the City of London;

    (e)

    the Council of the Isles of Scilly;

    (f)

    a county council or a county borough council in Wales;

  • “proper officer”—

    (a)

    in relation to a magistrates' court, means the justices' clerk; and

    (b)

    in relation to any other court, means the clerk of the court;

  • “relevant authority” means—

    (a)

    the chief officer of police of a police force for a police area;

    (b)

    the Chief Constable of the British Transport Police Force;

    (c)

    a local authority;

  • “relevant local court”, in relation to a drinking banning order, means a magistrates' court acting for the local justice area in which the subject normally resides;

  • “specified period”, in relation to a drinking banning order, means the period specified in the order for the purposes of section 2(1) as the period for which the order is to have effect;

  • “subject”, in relation to an order, means the individual against whom it is made;

  • “young person” has the same meaning as in the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12) (see section 107(1) of that Act).

(2)References in this Chapter to protecting persons from criminal or disorderly conduct include references to protecting their property from unlawful loss or damage.

(3)The Secretary of State may by order provide that a person of a description specified in the order is to be regarded as a relevant authority for such purposes of the provisions of this Chapter as are specified in the order.

(4)A power of the Secretary of State to make an order or regulations under this Chapter shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.

(5)Every such power includes power—

(a)to make different provision for different cases;

(b)to make provision subject to such exemptions and exceptions as the Secretary of State thinks fit; and

(c)to make such incidental, supplemental, consequential and transitional provision as he thinks fit.

(6)No regulations shall be made under section 2 unless a draft of the regulations has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.

(7)A statutory instrument containing—

(a)regulations under section 12 or 13, or

(b)an order under section 11 or this section,

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

(8)The power under subsection (5) to make incidental, supplemental and consequential provision includes power to modify so much of this section as defines “appropriate persons”.

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