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Statutory Instruments

2005 No. 1537

POLICE, ENGLAND AND WALES

CRIMINAL LAW, ENGLAND AND WALES

The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Designated Area) Order 2005

Made

8th June 2005

Laid before Parliament

10th June 2005

Coming into force

1st July 2005

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by section 138 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005(1), I hereby make the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Designated Area) Order 2005 and shall come into force on 1st July 2005.

Designated area

2.—(1) For the purposes of sections 132 to 137 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, the designated area is the area bounded by an imaginary line starting at the point where Hungerford Bridge crosses Victoria Embankment, continuing along Hungerford Bridge to the point where it crosses Belvedere Road, rightwards along Belvedere Road as far as Chicheley Street, leftwards along Chicheley Street as far as York Road, rightwards along York Road, crossing Westminster Bridge Road into Lambeth Palace Road, along Lambeth Palace Road as far as Lambeth Bridge, over Lambeth Bridge, leftwards along Millbank as far as Thorney Street, along Thorney Street as far as Horseferry Road, leftwards along Horseferry Road as far as Strutton Ground, along Strutton Ground crossing over Victoria Street into Broadway, along Broadway as far as Queen Anne’s Gate, along Queen Anne’s Gate as far as Birdcage Walk, rightwards along Birdcage Walk as far as Horse Guards Road, along Horse Guards Road as far as the Mall, rightwards along the Mall, across the north end of Whitehall as far as Northumberland Avenue, along Northumberland Avenue as far as Victoria Embankment, leftwards along Victoria Embankment returning to the starting point.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), references in paragraph (1) to a named street or other highway include the pavements adjoining that street or other highway on the extremity of the designated area.

(3) The pavements in Trafalgar Square are not included in the designated area.

Charles Clarke

One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State

Home Office

8th June 2005

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order designates the area for the purposes of sections 132 to 137 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005.

Sections 132 to 137 are brought into force by the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Commencement No. 1, Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2005. The provisions relating to the procedure for giving notice of a demonstration and obtaining an authorisation come into force on 1st July 2005. The remaining provisions will come into force on 1st August 2005.