(1) This section applies for the purposes of this Part.
(2) An “association” is an association of persons—
(a) which has at least 25 members, and
(b) admission to membership of which is regulated by the association's rules and involves a process of selection.
(3) A Minister of the Crown may by order amend subsection (2)(a) so as to substitute a different number for that for the time being specified there.
(4) It does not matter—
(a) whether an association is incorporated;
(b) whether its activities are carried on for profit.
(5) Membership is membership of any description; and a reference to a member
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