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Prospective

Part 7 E+WPublic order and trespass

58RavesE+W

(1)Section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33) (powers in relation to raves) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1) for “100” substitute “ 20 ”.

(3)After subsection (1) insert—

(1A)This section also applies to a gathering if—

(a)it is a gathering on land of 20 or more persons who are trespassing on the land; and

(b)it would be a gathering of a kind mentioned in subsection (1) above if it took place on land in the open air.

(4)In subsection (2) omit “in the open air”.

(5)In subsection (7) for “this section” substitute “ subsection (6) above ”.

(6)After subsection (7) insert—

(7A)A person commits an offence if—

(a)he knows that a direction under subsection (2) above has been given which applies to him, and

(b)he makes preparations for or attends a gathering to which this section applies within the period of 24 hours starting when the direction was given.

(7B)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (7A) above is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale, or both.