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12(1)The quorum for a meeting of a Licensing Board is one half of the number of members (but in any case not fewer than 3).
(2)Subject to sub-paragraph (3), meetings of a Licensing Board must be held in public.
(3)The members of a Licensing Board may, before the Board decides any matter, conduct their deliberations on the matter in private.
(4)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make further provision about the proceedings of Licensing Boards including, in particular, provision as to—
(a)the times by which applications to a Board under this Act, and other business to be considered by a Board, are to be determined or considered,
(b)the publicising of meetings of a Board, and
(c)public access to any agenda and record of, and other information concerning, a meeting of a Board.
(a)the other provisions of this paragraph, and
(b)any regulations made under sub-paragraph (4),
the arrangements for meetings of a Licensing Board, and other matters relating to proceedings of the Board, are to be such as the Board may by rules provide.
(6)A Licensing Board must ensure that any rules made by them under sub-paragraph (5) are published.
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