Section 178 - Applications for licences
745.This section amends Schedules 1 and 2 to the 1982 Act.
746.It amends Schedule 1 to require individuals applying for licences under the 1982 Act to provide details of their date and place of birth on the application forms. Subsection 2(c) and (d) ensures that an applicant’s date and place of birth are not included within the notices required for display and publication for the purposes of a licence application under Part 2 of the 1982 Act.
747.Section 178 also amends amend various time limits of the application process to: make representations; provide reasons for decisions; give notice of hearings; and for licensing authorities to consider licence renewal applications received after the expiry date as renewals, rather than new applications.
748.Subsection (3)(e) amends paragraph 9(3) of Schedule 2 to the 1982 Act to reflect the position of the United Kingdom as a member state of the European Union and its obligations under EC law.