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10.—(1) The Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975(1) is amended as follows.
(2) In section 2 (contents of safety certificates) after subsection (2A) insert—
“(2B) No condition of a safety certificate shall require a person to contravene any provision of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or regulations made under it.”.
(3) In section 4 (amendment etc of certificate)—
(a)after subsection (1) insert—
“(1A) The local authority shall, if it appears to them that a safety certificate would require a person to contravene any provision of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or regulations made under it, amend the safety certificate by notice in writing to its holder; but nothing in this subsection shall be taken to require the local authority to take any action unless they are aware of any such inconsistency between a safety certificate and the Order.”;
(b)in subsection (4) after “(1)(a)” insert “or (1A)”.
(4) After section 4 insert—
4A. A safety certificate has no effect to the extent that it would require a person to contravene any provision of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or regulations made under it.”.
(5) In section 9(1) (exclusion of other statutory requirements)—
(a)in paragraph (c) for “sections 24 and 71” substitute “section 24”;
(b)omit paragraph (d); and
(c)in paragraph (e) for “those terms and conditions” substitute “the terms and conditions of the safety certificate”.
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