Section 12: Authorised advertising
28.This section allows the advertising regulations to determine circumstances in which the Organising Committee may authorise persons to advertise in a way which would otherwise constitute an advertising offence. Such authorisation will be subject to any conditions imposed by the advertising regulations or by the Organising Committee under section 13.
29.Subsection (2) states that the regulations may provide that authorisation is to be granted only if an advertising licence already exists for a particular place, or if the person applying for authorisation already holds an advertising licence. Regulations may also provide for an authorisation to be treated as if it were an advertising licence. This could allow an advertiser to apply to the Organising Committee for authorisation without having to also apply to the council for an advertising licence. Regulations under this subsection may also set out the procedure for application for authorisation, set a limit on the level of fees that may be charged and provide for a right of appeal against a refusal by the Organising Committee to grant authorisation.