13(1)Section 74 (determination of personal licence application) is amended as follows.S
(2)In subsection (5), for paragraph (b) substitute—
“(b)the notice received from the appropriate chief constable under subsection (3)(a) or (b) of section 73 includes a recommendation under subsection (4) of that section,”.
(3)After subsection (5) insert—
(a)all of those conditions are met in relation to the applicant,
(b)the Board has received from the appropriate chief constable a notice under subsection (3)(b) of section 73, and
(c)the notice does not include a recommendation under subsection (4) of that section,
the Board may hold a hearing for the purpose of considering and determining the application.
(5B)If the Board decides not to hold a hearing under subsection (5A), the Board must grant the application.”.
(4)In subsection (6)—
(a)after “subsection (5)” insert “ or (5A) ”, and
(b)in paragraph (a), for “the crime prevention objective” substitute “ any of the licensing objectives ”.
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