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The Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2003

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2.  The following provisions of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 shall come into force on 20th January 2004—

(a)Part 1 (sections 1 to 11) (premises where drugs used unlawfully);

(b)Part 4 (sections 30 to 36) (dispersal of groups etc.);

(c)in Part 5 (firearms)—

(i)section 37 (possession of air weapon or imitation firearm in a public place);

(ii)section 38 (air weapons: age limits); and

(iii)section 39(1), (2), (3) in so far as it relates to the purchase, acquisition, manufacture, sale or transfer of the prohibited weapon, (4), (5) and (6) (prohibition of certain air weapons);

(d)in Part 6 (the environment), section 53 (display of advertisements in contravention of regulations);

(e)in Part 7 (public order and trespass)—

(i)section 57 (public assemblies);

(ii)section 58 (raves); and

(iii)section 59 (aggravated trespass);

(f)in Part 9 (miscellaneous powers)—

(i)section 85(1), (2), (3), (4) in so far as it relates to section 1(10B) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998(1) and (7) (anti-social behaviour orders);

(ii)section 86(3) in so far as it relates to section 1C(9B) and (9C) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998(2), (4), (5) and (6) (certain orders made on conviction of offences);

(iii)section 87 (penalty notices for disorderly behaviour by young persons); and

(iv)section 89(1), (2), (3), (4), (6) and (7) (extension of powers of community support officers etc.);

(g)in Part 10 (general)—

(i)section 92 (repeals) in so far as it relates to the entries in Schedule 3 in paragraph (ii) below; and

(ii)in Schedule 3 (repeals), the entries relating to—

(a)the Firearms Act 1968(3);

(b)the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985(4);

(c)the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988(5);

(d)the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994(6);

(e)the Crime and Disorder Act 1998(7);

(f)the Police Reform Act 2002(8).

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Section 1C was inserted by section 64 of the Police Reform Act 2002 (c. 30).

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