Terrorism Bill - continued        House of Lords
PART II, PROSCRIBED ORGANISATIONS - continued
Procedure - continued

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Immunity.     10. - (1) The following shall not be admissible as evidence in proceedings for an offence under any of sections 11 to 13, 15 to 19 and 56-
 
 
    (a) evidence of anything done in relation to an application to the Secretary of State under section 4,
 
    (b) evidence of anything done in relation to proceedings before the Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission under section 5 above or section 7(1) of the Human Rights Act 1998,
 
    (c) evidence of anything done in relation to proceedings under section 6 (including that section as applied by section 9(2)), and
 
    (d) any document submitted for the purposes of proceedings mentioned in any of paragraphs (a) to (c).
      (2) But subsection (1) does not prevent evidence from being adduced on behalf of the accused.
 
 
Offences
Membership.     11. - (1) A person commits an offence if he belongs or professes to belong to a proscribed organisation.
 
      (2) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under subsection (1) to prove-
 
 
    (a) that the organisation was not proscribed on the last (or only) occasion on which he became a member or began to profess to be a member, and
 
    (b) that he has not taken part in the activities of the organisation at any time while it was proscribed.
      (3) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable-
 
 
    (a) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, to a fine or to both, or
 
    (b) on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to both.
      (4) In subsection (2) "proscribed" means proscribed for the purposes of any of the following-
 
 
    (a) this Act;
 
    (b) the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996;
 
    (c) the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1991;
 
    (d) the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989;
 
    (e) the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1984;
 
    (f) the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978;
 
    (g) the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1976;
 
    (h) the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1974;
 
    (i) the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1973.
Support.     12. - (1) A person commits an offence if-
 
 
    (a) he invites support for a proscribed organisation, and
 
    (b) the support is not, or is not restricted to, the provision of money or other property (within the meaning of section 15).
      (2) A person commits an offence if he arranges, manages or assists in arranging or managing a meeting which he knows is-
 
 
    (a) to support a proscribed organisation,
 
    (b) to further the activities of a proscribed organisation, or
 
    (c) to be addressed by a person who belongs or professes to belong to a proscribed organisation.
      (3) A person commits an offence if he addresses a meeting and-
 
 
    (a) the purpose of his address is to encourage support for a proscribed organisation or to further its activities, or
 
    (b) he knows that the meeting is to be addressed by a person who belongs or professes to belong to a proscribed organisation.
      (4) In subsections (2) and (3) "meeting" means a meeting of three or more persons, whether or not the public are admitted.
 
      (5) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable-
 
 
    (a) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, to a fine or to both, or
 
    (b) on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to both.
Uniform.     13. - (1) A person in a public place commits an offence if he-
 
 
    (a) wears an item of clothing, or
 
    (b) wears, carries or displays an article,
       in such a way or in such circumstances as to arouse reasonable suspicion that he is a member or supporter of a proscribed organisation.
 
      (2) A constable in Scotland may arrest a person without a warrant if he has reasonable grounds to suspect that the person is guilty of an offence under this section.
 
      (3) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to-
 
 
    (a) imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months,
 
    (b) a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or
 
    (c) both.
 
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