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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

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2(1)A Forum is to consist of such number (being not fewer than 5 and not more than 20) of members as the relevant council may determine.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may by order substitute another number for the minimum or maximum number of members for the time being specified in sub-paragraph (1).

(3)At least one of the members must be a Licensing Standards Officer for the council’s area.

(4)The other members are to be individuals appointed by the relevant council on such terms and conditions as the relevant council may determine.

(5)In appointing members of a Forum, the relevant council must seek to ensure so far as possible that the membership of the Forum is representative of the interests of persons or descriptions of persons who have an interest which is relevant to the Forum’s general functions.

(6)Those persons include—

(a)holders of premises licences and personal licences,

(b)the chief constable for the police area in which the Forum’s area is situated,

(c)persons having functions relating to health, education or social work,

(d)young people,

(e)persons resident within the Forum’s area.

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