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Policing and Crime Act 2009

Schedule 3 Lap dancing and other sexual entertainment venues etc: transitional provision

204.Paragraph 1 deals with those local authorities that have not already resolved to adopt Schedule 3 of the 1982 Act and provides that the amendments made to the 1982 Act by section 27 will apply where such an authority resolves to adopt Schedule 3 on or after section 27 comes into force.

205.Paragraph 2 deals with those local authorities that have already adopted Schedule 3 and any subsequent amendments made by local Acts. In these cases the amendments to Schedule 3 made by section 27 will not apply to a local authority area unless the relevant local authority resolves to adopt them.

206.Paragraph 3 provides the appropriate national authority with the power to make, by statutory instrument, appropriate saving, transitional or transitory provisions as it considers appropriate in relation to the coming into force of Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act as amended by this Act.

207.Paragraph 4 places a duty on a local authority, which has not resolved to adopt the new provisions for regulating lap dancing and other similar entertainment within one year of commencement, to consult local people as soon as reasonably practicable about whether it should make such a resolution.

208.Paragraph 5 defines the terms used in the Schedule.

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