Section 129 – Relevant offences and foreign offences
264.This section provides a definition of the term “foreign offence” for the purposes of this Act and provides a power for the Scottish Ministers to set out by way of regulations a list of “relevant offences” for the purposes of this Act.
265.Subsection (3) allows the persistent commission of a lower level offence - which would not by itself be sufficiently serious - to amount to a “relevant offence”. Convictions for a “relevant offence” may result in refusal by the Board to grant a licence or the review of a licence. One of the uses to which this regulation making power is intended to be put is to make additional links between the Licensing Act and the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 13).