The Football Spectators (2020 UEFA European Championship Control Period) Order 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020

2020No. 11

SPORTS GROUNDS AND SPORTING EVENTS, ENGLAND AND WALES

The Football Spectators (2020 UEFA European Championship Control Period) Order 2020

Made6thJanuary2020

Laid before Parliament9thJanuary2020

Coming into force31stJanuary2020

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 14(6) of the Football Spectators Act 1989( 1).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Football Spectators (2020 UEFA European Championship Control Period) Order 2020 and comes into force on 31st January 2020.

(2) In this Order—

“the Tournament” means the external tournament( 2) known as the 2020 UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) European Football Championship final tournament.

Control period

2.—(1) In relation to the Tournament, the period described in paragraph (2) is the control period for the purposes of Part 2 of the Football Spectators Act 1989.

(2) The period is the period beginning on 7th June 2020, being five days before the day of the first football match outside the United Kingdom which is included in the Tournament, and ending when the last football match outside the United Kingdom which is included in the Tournament is finished or cancelled (which, subject to postponement, is due to be 4th July 2020).

6th January 2020

Kit Malthouse

Minister of State

Home Office

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order prescribes the control period under the Football Spectators Act 1989 (“the Act”) for the 2020 UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) European Football Championship final tournament. The control period begins on 7th June 2020, which is five days before the first match in the tournament, and ends when the last match played outside the United Kingdom in the tournament is finished or cancelled. The last match outside the United Kingdom is due to be played on 4th July 2020.

During the control period, powers under sections 21A and 21B of the Act (summary powers to detain and refer to a court with a view to making a banning order) are exercisable. Individuals subject to a banning order may be required to surrender their passports during a control period under section 19 of the Act. In addition, bail conditions can be imposed on individuals requiring them to surrender their passports during a control period under section 14A (banning orders made on conviction of an offence) and section 14B (banning orders made on...

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