Sections 4, 4A & 5, Public Order Act 1986 contain offences, do they apply only to England and Wales, or do they also apply to Scotland or Northern Ireland?

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    I don't understand the close-vote. In what way does the question lack clarity or need more details? It seems very clear to me, and it's a useful question which has generated a useful answer for people who don't know how to check geographical extent in an Act.
    – JBentley
    Jan 28 at 12:26

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Sections 4, 4A & 5 are applicable only to England & Wales.

You can see this if you click "Show Geographical Extent:"

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That information is drawn from s. 42 (Extent).

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