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And I thought "Free Speech Zones" were US-only...

The full text of the Act's at http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2005/500... (relevant sections are 132-138) - I don't see anything dealing with demonstration requests that 'regrettably' don't end up happening, and I doubt merely seeking permission for a demonstration would qualify as fraud by anyone's definition, as long as you don't state that the demonstration will take place in your request, just ask for permission to stage it. There are also no restrictions on the number of demonstrations you can apply for. So in other words, no negative consequences whatsoever, as far as I can see.

It says in section 133 subsection 5 that you have to hand deliver it or post it for the request to be valid, worse luck. I suppose you might be able to make a case for "deliver" allowing the possibility of e-mail, but given that the authors felt it necessary to mention the postal service I'm guessing they mean personal delivery. I'd recommend reading the whole section actually - it would be a shame to disqualify your requests by not putting all the necessary information on.

Warning - I Am Not A Lawyer. Take all advice at your own risk, yada yada yada. I can't sign the pledge, sadly, as I'm a minor (under 18) - hence any request of mine would almost certainly be invalidated.
John, 13 years ago.

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