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The Public Order (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Taking part in public procession as member of unregistered band

6.—(1) The Secretary of State may by order provide for the registration of bands.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), an order under that paragraph may—

(a)provide for registration to be subject to such conditions as may be specified in the order;

(b)exclude from its operation such bands or bands of such descriptions as may be so specified.

(3) A person who knowingly takes part in a public procession as a member of a band which—

(a)is required by an order under paragraph (1) to be registered, but is not so registered; or

(b)does not comply with any condition subject to which it is registered under such an order, shall be guilty of an offence.

(4) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (3) shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.

(5) An order made under paragraph (1) by the Secretary of State shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament in like manner as a statutory instrument and section 5 of the Statutory Instruments Act[1946 c. 36] 1946 shall apply accordingly.

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