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HM Queen Elizabeth II

The IOPD are extremely saddened at the passing of our Queen. Our heartfelt condolences go to the Royal Family.

The Queen was the Head of our Government under which the IOPD derives its statutory powers to authorise and disapply several crucial laws of her government.

The IOPD does not believe that it has the authority to instruct or advise its Affiliates to cancel any events. It believes that they must make that decision for themselves.

Many of our Affiliates will already have invested hundreds, thousands and even 10s of thousands of pounds in preparation for upcoming events. To cancel events could bankrupt the organisers, as some have not traded for nearly two years. We can only leave the decision to trade and provide recreational facilities to the individual organisers and wish them an incident free event.

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