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  • specified provision(s) Appointed Day(s) by S.S.I. 2006/239 art. 2 (This S.S.I. is revoked on 25.5.2006 by S.S.I. 2006/286, art. 6)

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83Procedure where Licensing Board receives notice of convictionS

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(1)Subsection (2) applies where the relevant Licensing Board—

(a)receives a notice of conviction relating to a personal licence holder, or

(b)becomes aware that a personal licence holder was, during the application period, convicted of a relevant offence or a foreign offence.

(2)The Licensing Board must give notice of the conviction to the [F1chief constable].

(3)The [F2chief constable] must, within 21 days of the date of receipt of a notice under subsection (2), respond to the notice by giving the Licensing Board one or other of the notices mentioned in subsection (4).

(4)Those notices are—

(a)a notice stating that the chief constable is unable to confirm the existence of the conviction or that the conviction does not relate to a relevant or a foreign offence, or

(b)a notice confirming the existence of the conviction and that it relates to a relevant or a foreign offence.

(5)Where the [F3chief constable]

(a)proposes to give a notice under subsection (4)(b), and

(b)considers that, having regard to the conviction specified in the notice, it is necessary for the purposes of [F4any of the licensing objectives] that the licence holder's personal licence should be revoked, suspended or endorsed,

the chief constable may include in the notice a recommendation to that effect.

(6)If the Licensing Board receives from the [F5chief constable] a notice under subsection (4)(a), the Licensing Board may not take any further action in relation to the conviction.

(7)If the Licensing Board receives from the [F6chief constable] a notice under subsection (4)(b) [F7which includes a recommendation under subsection (5)] , the Licensing Board must hold a hearing.

[F8(7A)If the Licensing Board receive from the chief constable a notice under subsection (4)(b) which does not include a recommendation under subsection (5), the Licensing Board must—

(a)hold a hearing, or

(b)decide to take no further action in relation to the conviction.]

(8)At [F9a hearing under subsection (7) or (7A)(a)], the Licensing Board may—

(a)having regard to—

(i)the conviction, and

(ii)any recommendation contained in the chief constable's notice under subsection (5),

(b)after giving—

(i)the licence holder concerned, and

(ii)the [F10chief constable],

an opportunity to be heard, and

(c)if satisfied that it is necessary to do so for the purposes of [F11any of the licensing objectives],

make an order under subsection (9).

[F12(8A)Subsection (8) is subject to subsection (9A).]

(9)That order is an order—

(a)revoking,

(b)suspending for such period, not exceeding 6 months, as the Board considers appropriate, or

(c)endorsing,

the personal licence held by the licence holder concerned.

[F13(9A)Where, at the hearing, the Licensing Board are satisfied that, having regard to the licensing objectives, the licence holder is not a fit and proper person to be the holder of a personal licence, the Board must make an order revoking the licence.]

(10)Where the Licensing Board makes an order under subsection (9) [F14or (9A)] , the Board must give—

(a)the licence holder concerned,

(b)the [F15chief constable], and

(c)if different, the Licensing Board which issued the personal licence,

notice of the order and of the reasons for making it.

(11)In this section—

  • the application period” means, in relation to a personal licence holder, the period—

    (a)

    beginning with the date on which the application for the personal licence held by that licence holder was made, and

    (b)

    ending with the date on which that application was granted,

  • notice of conviction” means a notice under section 81(2) or 82(2), and

  • relevant Licensing Board” means, in relation to a personal licence holder—

    (a)

    if the personal licence holder is working as a premises manager at any licensed premises, the Licensing Board for the area in which those premises are situated,

    (b)

    in any other case, the Licensing Board which issued the personal licence held by the licence holder.

Textual Amendments

F1Words in s. 83(2) 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)

F2Words in s. 83(3) 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)

F3Words in s. 83(5) 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)

F5Words in s. 83(6) 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)

F6Words in s. 83(7) 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)

F10Words in s. 83(8)(b)(ii) 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)

F15Words in s. 83(10)(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

I1S. 83 in force at 1.2.2008 by S.S.I. 2007/472, art. 2, sch. 1

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