HC Deb 28 July 1982 vol 28 c1159

Amendments made:

No. 116, in page 38, leave out from beginning of line 25 to first `to' in line 32 and insert—

  1. '(a) sounds or plays any musical instrument;
  2. (b) sings or performs; or
  3. (c) operates any radio or television receiver, record player, tape-recorder or other sound producing device
so as to give any other person reasonable cause for annoyance and fails'.

No. 117, in page 38, line 36, after (to), insert 'any offence under'.

No. 118, in page 38, line 37, at end insert—

'(3) Subsection (1) above shall not apply to the operation of a loudspeaker—

  1. (a) for police, fire brigade or ambulance purposes by a water authority in the exercise of any of its functions, or by a local authority within its area;
  2. (b) for communicating with persons on a vessel for the purpose of directing the movement of that or any other vessel.
  3. (c) if the loudspeaker forms part of a public telephone system;
  4. (d) if the loudspeaker—
    1. (i) is in or fixed to a vehicle, and
    2. (ii) is operated solely for the entertainment of or for communicating with the driver or a passenger of the vehicle or, where the loudspeaker is or forms part of the horn or similar warning instrument of the vehicle, solely for giving warning to other traffic, and
    3. (iii) is so operated as not to give reasonable cause for annoyance to persons in the vicinity;
  5. (e) otherwise than on a highway, by persons employed in connection with a transport undertaking used by the public in a case where the loudspeaker is operated solely for making announcements to passengers or prospective passengers or to other persons so employed;
  6. (f) by a travelling showman on land which is being used for the purposes of a pleasure fair;
  7. (g) in case of emergency.
In this subsection, "water authority" has the meaning assigned by section 3 of the Water (Scotland) Act 1980.'.—[The Solicitor-General for Scotland.]

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