||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 94 (May)
|| EWCA Civ 532
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Sir Anthony Clarke MR, Laws and Hallett LJJ
||Richard Drabble QC and Zoe Leventhal (instructed by Bindman & Partners) for the claimant.
||David Pannick QC and David Pievsky (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
||Adam Clemens (instructed by the Force Solicitor) for the Commissioner.
||8 May 2006
Public order - Demonstration - Statutory requirement for organiser of demonstration to apply to police for authorisation - Whether requirement applying to demonstration started before commencement of provision - , s 14 - , s 132.
When the was construed in its context and having regard to the plain intention of Parliament as deduced from the Parliamentary language, including the disapplication of s14 of the s132(1), on its proper construction, included demonstrations actually starting before the commencement of the Act as surely as those starting after. Those starting before were deemed to start at commencement; and in such cases the words 'when the demonstration starts' in s132(1) referred to the time of commencement.
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