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Part 4SOccasional licences

56Occasional licenceS

(1)A Licensing Board may, on the application of any of the persons mentioned in subsection (2) made in relation to any premises (other than licensed premises) within the Board's area, issue to the applicant a licence (referred to in this Act as an “occasional licence”) authorising the sale of alcohol on the premises.

(2)Those persons are—

(a)the holder of a premises licence,

(b)the holder of a personal licence, and

(c)a representative of any voluntary organisation.

(3)An application under subsection (1) must contain details of the information which the applicant proposes should be included in the licence under subsection (7)(b).

(4)An application under subsection (1) which complies with subsection (3) is referred to in this Act as an “occasional licence application”.

(5)An occasional licence has effect for such period of not more than 14 days as the Licensing Board may determine.

(6)A Licensing Board may issue under subsection (1) in respect of any one voluntary organisation in any period of 12 months—

(a)not more than 4 occasional licences each having effect for a period of 4 days or more, and

(b)not more than 12 occasional licences each having effect for a period of less than 4 days,

provided that, in any period of 12 months, the total number of days on which occasional licences issued in respect of the organisation have effect does not exceed 56.

[F1(6A)If the granting of an occasional licence application would result in the occasional licence limit being exceeded, the Board must refuse the application.

(6B) The “ occasional licence limit ” means—

(a)in the case of a voluntary organisation, a limit provided for in subsection (6),

(b)in any other case, such limit as may be prescribed.

(6C)Regulations under subsection (6B)(b) may, in particular—

(a)limit the number of occasional licences that may have effect in respect of—

(i)the same applicant, or

(ii)the same premises,

in any period of 12 months,

(b)limit the number of days on which occasional licences may have effect in respect of—

(i)the same applicant, or

(ii)the same premises,

in any period of 12 months,

(c)limit the number of continuous days on which occasional licences may have effect in respect of the same premises.]

(7)An occasional licence issued by a Licensing Board under subsection (1) must—

(a)be in the prescribed form, and

(b)contain the information specified in subsection (8).

(8)That information is—

(a)the name and address of the holder of the licence,

(b)a description of the premises in respect of which it is issued,

(c)a description of the activities to be carried on in the premises,

(d)a statement of the period during which the licence has effect,

(e)a statement of the times during which alcohol may be sold on the premises,

(f)a statement as to whether alcohol may be sold for consumption on the premises, off the premises or both,

(g)a statement of the times at which any other activities in addition to the sale of alcohol are to be carried on in the premises,

(h)where alcohol is to be sold for consumption on the premises, a statement as to whether children or young persons are to be allowed entry to the premises and, if they are to be allowed entry, a statement of the terms on which they are allowed entry including, in particular—

(i)the ages of the children or young persons to be allowed entry,

(ii)the times at which they are to be allowed entry, and

(iii)the parts of the premises to which they are to be allowed entry,

(i)the conditions to which the licence is subject, or, in relation to any such condition, a reference to another document in which details of the condition can be found, and

(j)such other information as may be prescribed.

(9)Where alcohol is to be sold both for consumption on and for consumption off the premises, the occasional licence for the premises may, under subsection (8)(e), state different times for—

(a)the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises, and

(b)the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises.

[F2(10)Where a Licensing Board issues an occasional licence under subsection (1), the Board must send a copy of the occasional licence to the [F3chief constable].]

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F3Words in s. 56(10) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), s. 129(2), sch. 7 para. 29(2), (3); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

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I1S. 56 in force at 1.2.2008 by S.S.I. 2007/472, art. 2, Sch. 1

57Notification of application to chief constable and Licensing Standards OfficerS

(1)Where a Licensing Board receives an occasional licence application, the Board must give notice of it, together with a copy of the application, to—

(a)the [F4chief constable], and

(b)any Licensing Standards Officer for the area in which the subject premises are situated.

F5(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)A Licensing Standards Officer may, within 21 days of receipt of a notice under subsection (1)(b), prepare and submit to the Licensing Board a report setting out the Officer's comments on the application.

[F6(4)Subsection (5) applies where the Licensing Board is satisfied that the application requires to be dealt with quickly.

(5)[F7Subsection (3) has] effect in relation to the application as if the [F8reference] to the period of 21 days were [F9a reference] to such shorter period of not less than 24 hours as the Board may determine.]

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F4Words in s. 57(1)(a) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), s. 129(2), sch. 7 para. 29(2), (3); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

Commencement Information

I2S. 57 in force at 1.2.2008 by S.S.I. 2007/472, art. 2, sch. 1

58Objections and representationsS

(1)Where an occasional licence application is made to a Licensing Board, any person may by notice to the Licensing Board—

(a)object to the application on any ground relevant to one of the grounds for refusal specified in section 59(6), or

(b)make representations to the Board concerning the application, including, in particular, representations—

(i)in support of the application, or

(ii)as to conditions which the person considers should be imposed.

(2)Where a Licensing Board receives a notice of objection or representation under subsection (1) relating to any occasional licence application made to the Board, the Board must—

(a)give a copy of the notice to the applicant in such manner and by such time as may be prescribed, and

(b)have regard to the objection or representation in determining the application,

unless the Board rejects the notice under subsection (3).

(3)A Licensing Board may reject a notice of objection or representation received by the Board under subsection (1) if the objection or representation is frivolous or vexatious.

(4)Where a Licensing Board rejects a notice of objection or representation under subsection (3), the Board may recover from the person who gave the notice any expenses incurred by the Board in considering the notice.

(5)In any proceedings by a Licensing Board for the recovery of expenses under subsection (4), a copy of any minute of proceedings of the Licensing Board—

(a)recording the Board's rejection of the notice and the grounds for rejection, and

(b)certified by the clerk of the Board to be a true copy,

is sufficient evidence of the rejection and of the establishment of the ground for rejection.

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Commencement Information

I3S. 58 in force at 1.2.2008 by S.S.I. 2007/472, art. 2, Sch. 1

59Determination of applicationS

(1)An occasional licence application received by a Licensing Board is to be determined in accordance with this section.

(2)If the Board has not received any—

F10(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)report from a Licensing Standards Officer under section 57(3), or

(c)notice of objection or representation under section 58(1),

relating to the application, the Board must grant the application [F11unless the application must be refused under section 56(6A), 64(2) or 65(3)].

(3)In any other case, the Board must consider whether any of the grounds for refusal applies and—

(a)if none of them applies, the Board must grant the application, or

(b)if any of them applies, the Board must refuse the application.

(4)The Board may hold a hearing for the purposes of determining any application which is to be determined in accordance with subsection (3).

(5)Where the Board does not hold a hearing for that purpose, the Board must ensure that, before determining the application, the applicant is given an opportunity to comment on any such notice or report as is referred to in subsection (2).

(6)The grounds for refusal are—

(a)that the premises to which the application relates are excluded premises,

(b)that the application must be refused under section [F1256(6A),] 64(2) or 65(3),

(c)that the Licensing Board considers the granting of the application would be inconsistent with one or more of the licensing objectives,

(d)that, having regard to—

(i)the nature of the activities proposed to be carried on in the premises to which the application relates,

(ii)the location, character and condition of the premises, and

(iii)the persons likely to frequent the premises,

the Board considers that the premises are unsuitable for use for the sale of alcohol.

F13(7). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(8)In determining any application which is to be determined in accordance with subsection (3), the Board must take into account any report from a Licensing Standards Officer under section 57(3).

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F12Word in s. 59(6)(b) inserted (1.10.2011) by Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 18), ss. 13(3)(b), 18(1) (with s. 16); S.S.I. 2011/149, art. 2, Sch.

Commencement Information

I4S. 59 in force at 1.2.2008 by S.S.I. 2007/472, art. 2, Sch. 1

60Conditions of occasional licenceS

(1)Except to the extent that schedule 4 provides otherwise, every occasional licence is subject to the conditions specified in that schedule.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations modify schedule 4 so as—

(a)to add [F14, delete or amend a condition] as they consider necessary or expedient for the purposes of any of the licensing objectives, or

(b)to extend the application of any condition [F15for the time being] specified in the schedule.

(3)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations prescribe further conditions as conditions which Licensing Boards may, at their discretion, impose on the granting by them of occasional licences.

(4)Without prejudice to subsection (3), where a Licensing Board grants an occasional licence, the Board may impose such other conditions (in addition to those to which the licence is subject by virtue of subsection (1)) as they consider necessary or expedient for the purposes of any of the licensing objectives.

(5)A Licensing Board may not impose a condition under subsection (4) which—

(a)is inconsistent with any condition—

(i)to which the occasional licence is subject by virtue of subsection (1), or

(ii)prescribed under subsection (3),

(b)would have the effect of making any such condition more onerous or more restrictive, or

(c)relates to a matter (such as planning, building control or food hygiene) which is regulated under another enactment.

(6)The conditions which may be—

(a)added under subsection (2)(a),

(b)prescribed under subsection (3), or

(c)imposed under subsection (4),

include, in particular, conditions of the kind described in subsection (7).

(7)Those are conditions requiring anything to be done, or prohibiting or restricting the doing of anything, in connection with—

(a)the sale of alcohol on the premises in respect of which an occasional licence has effect, or

(b)any other activity carried on in such premises.

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Amendments (Textual)

F14Words in s. 60(2)(a) substituted (1.10.2011) by Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 18), ss. 8(2)(a), 18(1) (with s. 16); S.S.I. 2011/149, art. 2, Sch.

F15Words in s. 60(2)(b) inserted (1.10.2011) by Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 18), ss. 8(2)(b), 18(1) (with s. 16); S.S.I. 2011/149, art. 2, Sch.

Commencement Information

I5S. 60 in force at 1.2.2008 by S.S.I. 2007/472, art. 2, Sch. 1

61Notification of determinationsS

(1)Where a Licensing Board grants or refuses an occasional licence application, the Board must give notice of the grant or refusal to—

(a)the applicant,

(b)the [F16chief constable],

(c)any Licensing Standards Officer for the area in which the subject premises are situated, and

(d)any person who gave a notice of objection or representation under section 58(1) in respect of the application.

(2)A person to whom notice is given under subsection (1) may, by notice to the clerk of the Board, require the Board to give a statement of reasons for the grant or refusal of the application.

(3)Where the clerk of a Licensing Board receives a notice under subsection (2), the Board must issue a statement of the reasons for the grant or refusal of the application to—

(a)the person giving the notice, and

(b)each other person to whom the Board gave notice under subsection (1).

(4)A statement of reasons under subsection (3) must be issued—

(a)by such time, and

(b)in such form and manner,

as may be prescribed.

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F16Words in s. 61(1)(b) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), s. 129(2), sch. 7 para. 29(2), (3); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

Commencement Information

I6S. 61 in force at 1.2.2008 by S.S.I. 2007/472, art. 2, Sch. 1

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