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Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 48 – Personal licence holders: conduct inconsistent with the licensing objectives

154.Section 84 of the 2005 Act provides the procedure that a Licensing Board must follow when, in the course of reviewing a premises licence under section 38 of the 2005 Act, they find that a personal licence holder was acting on the premises in a manner not consistent with the licensing objectives. Where the Licensing Board makes such a finding a hearing must be held where the Board can revoke, suspend or endorse the licence if they believe it necessary to do so.

155.Section 48 of the Act amends section 84 to enable a Licensing Board to consider at such hearings whether the licence holder is a fit and proper person to hold a personal licence. Where the Board are satisfied the person is not a fit and proper person to hold a personal licence, they must make an order revoking the licence. A decision to make such an order is added to the list of decisions in schedule 5 to the 2005 Act that are appealable to the sheriff.

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