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Policing and Crime Act 2009

Section 115: Extent

593.Section 115 sets out the territorial extent of the Act’s provisions.

594.The provisions relating to the prohibition of importation of offensive weapons (section 102) extend throughout the UK as will any other provisions not otherwise expressly dealt with by section 115.

595.The provisions relating to premise closure orders (section 21 and Schedule 2), orders imposed on sex offenders (sections 22 to 25), the offence of persistently possessing alcohol (section 30), the powers for the Secretary of State to prescribe the form, manner and contents of an application under Part V of the Police Act 1997 (section 97), and the provisions to enforce the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006 (section 106) all extend to England and Wales and Northern Ireland.

596.The requirements to report to police stations (section 104(1) and (2)) extend to Scotland only so far as they relate to the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006. Section 105(2) also relates to Scotland only. The remainder of section 105 extends to Scotland and Northern Ireland.

597.The provisions relating to police pensions (section 10(2)), the regulation of lap dancing (section 27 and Schedule 3), injunctions on gang-related violence (Part 4), sections 93 to 95 (criminal records) and section 104(1) and (2), so far as relating to the Football Spectators Act 1989, extend to England and Wales only.

598.All other amendments, repeals or revocations made by the Act have the same extent as the provisions amended, repealed or revoked, unless otherwise specified in Schedule 7 or 8.

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