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Lords Amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill

Paragraph 114 on page 28 regarding possession of pyrotechnic articles at music events

The page and line references are to HL Bill 55, the bill as first printed for the Lords:

Insert the following new Clause—
“Possession of pyrotechnic articles at musical events
(1) It is an offence for a person to have a pyrotechnic article in his or her
possession at any time when the person is—
(a) at a place where a qualifying musical event is being held, or
(b) at any other place that is being used by a person responsible for the
organisation of a qualifying musical event for the purpose of—
(i) regulating entry to, or departure from, the event, or
(ii) providing sleeping or other facilities for those attending the
event.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply—
(a) to a person who is responsible for the organisation of the event, or
(b) to a person who has the article in his or her possession with the
consent of a person responsible for the organisation of the event.
(3) A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary
conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 51 weeks (or, in
relation to offences committed before section 281(5) of the Criminal Justice
Act 2003 comes into force, 3 months), or to a fine not exceeding level 3 on
the standard scale, or to both.
(4) In this section, “pyrotechnic article” means an article that contains
explosive substances, or an explosive mixture of substances, designed to
produce heat, light, sound, gas or smoke, or a combination of such effects,
through self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions, other than—
(a) a match, or
(b) an article specified, or of a description specified, in regulations
made by statutory instrument by the Secretary of State.
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(5) In this section, “qualifying musical event” means an event at which one or
more live musical performances take place and which is specified, or of a
description specified, in regulations made by statutory instrument by the
Secretary of State.
(6) A statutory instrument containing regulations under this section is subject
to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.”