Amendments made: 6, page 15, line 24, at end insert—
“(3A) But a charge may not be imposed in relation to the holding of a relevant event if the event is a public procession, or public assembly, held for the purpose of—
(a) demonstrating support for, or opposition to, the views or actions of any person or body of persons,
(b) publicising a cause or campaign, or
(c) marking or commemorating an event.”
Clause 14 inserts a new section 22CA into the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 which enables charges to be imposed in connection with traffic regulation orders or notices made or issued in order to protect a relevant event from terrorism risks. This amendment would provide that such charges cannot be imposed in relation to public processions or assemblies held for certain purposes.
Amendment 7, page 15, line 25, at end insert—
““public assembly” means an assembly of two or more persons in a public place which is wholly or partly open to the air;
“public place” means—
(a) any highway or, in Scotland, any road within the meaning of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, and
(b) any place to which at the material time the public, or any section of the public, has access (on payment or otherwise) as of right or by virtue of an express or implied permission;
“public procession” means a procession in a public place;” —(Mr Wallace.)
This amendment is consequential on Amendment 6.