Regulation of Hypnotism – Hypnotism Act 1952
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Section 2(1) of the Hypnotism Act 1952 provides that “no person shall give an exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism on any living person at or in connection with an entertainment to which the public are admitted, whether on payment or otherwise, at any place unless – (a) the controlling authority [the Council] have authorised that exhibition, demonstration or performance under this section.” The Act provides that any authorisation given by the Council may be made subject to any conditions.