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(1)Each council must appoint for their area one or more officers to be known as Licensing Standards Officers.
(2)A person may hold more than one appointment under subsection (1) (so as to be a Licensing Standards Officer for more than one council area).
(3)A Licensing Standards Officer is to exercise, in relation to the (or each) council area for which the Officer is appointed, the functions conferred on a Licensing Standards Officer by virtue of this Act.
(4)The number of Licensing Standards Officers for any council area is to be such as the council may determine.
(5)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations prescribe qualifications and experience required for appointment as a Licensing Standards Officer.
(6)Where the Scottish Ministers have made regulations under subsection (5), a council must not appoint an individual to be a Licensing Standards Officer unless the individual possesses the qualifications and experience prescribed in the regulations in relation to that appointment.
(7)Otherwise, the terms and conditions of appointment of a Licensing Standards Officer appointed by a council under this section are to be such as the council may determine.
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