Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (Version in vigour from 2016-03-07 to )

CurrencyNo known outstanding effects
Coming into Force07 March 2016
(1) There shall be established a body to be known as the Parades Commission for Northern Ireland (in this Act referred to as “the Commission”) .(2) Schedule 1 has effect in relation to the Commission.to promote greater understanding by the general public of issues concerning public processions;to promote and facilitate mediation as a means of resolving disputes concerning public processions;to keep itself generally informed as to the conduct of public processions and protest meetings;to keep under review, and make such recommendations as it thinks fit to the Secretary of State concerning, the operation of this Act.facilitate mediation between parties to particular disputes concerning proposed public processions and take such other steps as appear to the Commission to be appropriate for resolving such disputes;issue determinations in respect of particular proposed public processions F1and protest meetings.provide financial or other assistance to any person or body on such terms and conditions as the Commission may determine;commission research.providing guidance to persons organising a public procession or protest meeting; andorganising, taking part in or supporting a public procession; ororganising or taking part in a protest meeting.shall keep the Code of Conduct under review; andmay from time to time revise the whole or any part of the Code of Conduct and issue the revised Code of Conduct.(3) Schedule 2 has effect in relation to the Code of Conduct.by the Commission in exercising the functions mentioned in section 2(2) ; andby other persons or bodies in their dealings with the Commission in connection with the exercise of those functions.provide for the determination by the Commission of the particular cases in relation to which the functions mentioned in section 2(2) are to be exercised;prescribe the manner in which, and the time within which, specified actions may or must be taken (whether by the Commission or by other persons or bodies) for the purposes of the exercise by the Commission of those functions;require notice of specified determinations of the Commission made in the exercise of those functions to be published in such form and manner as may be specified.(3) In subsection (2) “specified” means specified in the procedural rules.shall keep the procedural rules under review; andmay from time to time revise the whole or any part of the procedural rules and issue the revised procedural rules.(5) Schedule 2 has effect in relation to the procedural rules.(1) The Commission shall issue a set of guidelines (in this Act referred to as “the guidelines”) as to the exercise by the Commission of its functions under F3sections 8 and 9A.shall keep the guidelines under review; andmay from time to time revise the whole or any part of the guidelines and issue the revised guidelines.(3) Schedule 2 has effect in relation to the guidelines.(1) A person proposing to organise a public procession shall give notice of that proposal in accordance with subsections F17(1A) to (4A) ....left with a member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland

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