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Occasional licences

13Occasional licences: limits on numbers and duration of licences

(1)The 2005 Act is amended as follows.

(2)In section 56 (occasional licence), after subsection (6) insert—

(6A)If the granting of an occasional licence application would result in the occasional licence limit being exceeded, the Board must refuse the application.

(6B)The “occasional licence limit” means—

(a)in the case of a voluntary organisation, a limit provided for in subsection (6),

(b)in any other case, such limit as may be prescribed.

(6C)Regulations under subsection (6B)(b) may, in particular—

(a)limit the number of occasional licences that may have effect in respect of—

(i)the same applicant, or

(ii)the same premises,

in any period of 12 months,

(b)limit the number of days on which occasional licences may have effect in respect of—

(i)the same applicant, or

(ii)the same premises,

in any period of 12 months,

(c)limit the number of continuous days on which occasional licences may have effect in respect of the same premises..

(3)In section 59 (determination of application)—

(a)in subsection (2), at the end insert “unless the application must be refused under section 56(6A), 64(2) or 65(3).”, and

(b)in subsection (6), in paragraph (b), after “section” insert “56(6A),”.

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