The Public Order (Prescribed Forms) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2004/416
Year2004

2004 No. 416

PUBLIC ORDER, NORTHERN IRELAND

The Public Order (Prescribed Forms) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

Made 19th February 2004

Laid before Parliament 20th February 2004

Coming into force 12th March 2004

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 6(3) and 7(3) of the Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 19981hereby makes the following Regulations:

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Public Order (Prescribed Forms) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 and shall come into force on 12th March 2004.

S-2 Notice of public processions and related protest meetings

Notice of public processions and related protest meetings

2.—(1) The form in Schedule 1 to these Regulations is hereby prescribed for the purposes of section 6(3)(a) of the Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (advance notice of public processions).

(2) The form in Schedule 2 to these Regulations is hereby prescribed for the purposes of section 7(3)(a) of the Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (advance notice of protest meetings related to public processions).

S-3 Revocation

Revocation

3. The Public Order (Prescribed Forms) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 20002are hereby revoked.

Jane Kennedy

Minister of State

Northern Ireland Office

19th February 2004

SCHEDULE 1

Regulation 2(1)

SCHEDULE 1

SCHEDULE 2

Regulation 2(2)

SCHEDULE 2

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations prescribe the forms for notice of a public procession or related protest meeting as required by section 6(3) and 7(3) of the Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998. They replace and revoke the Public Order (Prescribed Forms) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 (S.I. 2000/155).

The principal changes to the form prescribed in Schedule 1 (Notice of intention to organise a public procession) are as follows—

The “Notes for Organisers” section now makes clear that non-compliance with the Code of Conduct issued by the Parades Commission (“the Code”) will be taken into account by the Commission in consideration of any future notice. The organiser will continue to be offered a copy of the Code and the other statutory documents by the police officer taking receipt of the completed form, as at present;

The requirement to provide information on certain aspects of parading has been removed (e.g. the names and addresses of persons in charge of bands, and...

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