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Part 3E+WInterpretation

GeneralE+W

13E+WThis Part has effect for the purposes of this Schedule.

PlaysE+W

14(1)A “performance of a play” means a performance of any dramatic piece, whether involving improvisation or not,—E+W

(a)which is given wholly or in part by one or more persons actually present and performing, and

(b)in which the whole or a major proportion of what is done by the person or persons performing, whether by way of speech, singing or action, involves the playing of a role.

(2)In this paragraph, “performance” includes rehearsal (and “performing” is to be construed accordingly).

Film exhibitionsE+W

15E+WAn “exhibition of a film” means any exhibition of moving pictures.

Indoor sporting eventsE+W

16(1)An “indoor sporting event” is a sporting event—E+W

(a)which takes place wholly inside a building, and

(b)at which the spectators present at the event are accommodated wholly inside that building.

(2)In this paragraph—

  • building” means any roofed structure (other than a structure with a roof which may be opened or closed) and includes a vehicle, vessel or moveable structure,

  • sporting event” means any contest, exhibition or display of any sport [F1other than a boxing or wrestling entertainment], and

  • sport” includes—

    (a)

    any game in which physical skill is the predominant factor, and

    (b)

    any form of physical recreation which is also engaged in for purposes of competition or display.

Textual Amendments

Boxing or wrestling entertainmentsE+W

17E+WA “boxing or wrestling entertainment” is any contest, exhibition or display of boxing or wrestling[F2, or which combines boxing or wrestling with one or more martial arts].

Textual Amendments

MusicE+W

18E+WMusic” includes vocal or instrumental music or any combination of the two.

[F3Health care providers and hospitalsE+W

Textual Amendments

F3Sch. 1 paras. 19-21 and cross-headings inserted (6.4.2015) by The Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014 (S.I. 2014/3253), arts. 1(1), 4

19.(1)“Health care provider” means a person providing any form of health care services for individuals.E+W

(2)In sub-paragraph (1), “health care” means all forms of health care provided for individuals, whether relating to physical or mental health, and the reference to health care services is to be read accordingly.

(3)“Hospital”—

(a)in England, has the same meaning as in section 275 of the National Health Service Act 2006, and

(b)in Wales, has the same meaning as in section 206 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006.

Local authoritiesE+W

20.E+W“Local authority” means—

(a)a local authority within the meaning of section 270 of the Local Government Act 1972;

(b)the Greater London Authority;

(c)the Common Council of the City of London;

(d)the Council of the Isles of Scilly;

(e)a National Park authority established by an order under section 63(1) of the Environment Act 1995 for an area in England or Wales;

(f)the Broads Authority; and

(g)the Sub-Treasurer of the Inner Temple or the Under-Treasurer of the Middle Temple.

Schools, school proprietors and school premisesE+W

21.(1)“School” means—E+W

(a)a maintained school as defined by section 20(7) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;

(b)an independent school as defined by section 463 of the Education Act 1996 entered on a register of independent schools kept under section 158 of the Education Act 2002;

(c)an independent educational institution within section 92(1)(b) of the Education and Skills Act 2008 entered on a register of independent educational institutions kept under section 95 of that Act;

(d)a pupil referral unit as defined by section 19 of the Education Act 1996;

(e)an alternative provision Academy within the meaning of section 1C(3) of the Academies Act 2010, other than an independent school as defined by section 463 of the Education Act 1996;

(f)a school approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996 (non-maintained special schools);

(g)a 16 to 19 Academy within the meaning of section 1B(3) of the Academies Act 2010;

(h)a sixth form college as defined by section 91(3A) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992; and

(i)a maintained nursery school as defined by section 22(9) of the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998.

(2)“School proprietor” means—

(a)in relation to a school (other than a pupil referral unit or a sixth form college), the person or body of persons responsible for the management of the school,

(b)in relation to a pupil referral unit—

(i)the committee which is established to act as the management committee for that unit by virtue of paragraph 15 of Schedule 1 to the Education Act 1996, or

(ii)if there is no such committee, the local authority (as defined by section 579(1) of that Act) which maintains that unit,

(c)in relation to a sixth form college, the sixth form college corporation as defined in section 90(1) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

(3)In relation to a school, “premises” includes any detached playing fields.]

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