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SUMMARY OFFENCES ACT 1988 - SECT 25

Prohibition by a Court of a public assembly

25 Prohibition by a Court of a public assembly

(1) The Commissioner may apply to a Court for an order prohibiting the holding of a public assembly in respect of which a notice referred to in section 23 (1) has been served if the notice was served 7 days or more before the date specified in the notice as the date on which it is proposed to hold the public assembly.
(2) The Commissioner shall not apply for an order under subsection (1) relating to a public assembly in respect of which a notice referred to in section 23 (1) has been served unless:
(a) the Commissioner has caused to be served on the organiser of the public assembly a notice, in writing, inviting the organiser to confer with respect to the public assembly with a member of the Police Force specified in the notice at a time and place so specified, or to make written representations to the Commissioner, with respect to the public assembly, within a time so specified, and
(b) if the organiser has, in writing, informed the Commissioner that he or she wishes so to confer, the Commissioner has made available to confer with the organiser at the time and place specified in the notice:
(i) the member of the Police Force specified in the notice, or
(ii) if that member of the Police Force is for any reason unavailable so to confer, another member of the Police Force, and
(c) the Commissioner has taken into consideration any matters put by the organiser at the conference and in any representations made by the organiser.
(3) A notice referred to in subsection (2) (a) may be served on the organiser:
(a) personally, or
(b) by registered post, facsimile transmission or email addressed to the organiser at an address, specified in the notice served on the Commissioner under section 23 (1) (e) (ii), as an address for the service of any notice for the purposes of this Part, or
(c) by leaving it with any person apparently of or above the age of 16 years at a postal address so specified.



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