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1 This Part has effect in relation to regulations under section 12(7) about licences for the purposes of section 12.N.I.
2 Regulations shall provide for the licensing authority to be—N.I.
(a)a council; or
3 Where the licensing authority is a council, regulations may require the council to have regard in carrying out its functions under the regulations to such guidance as may be issued by the Department.N.I.
4 Regulations may, in particular—N.I.
(a)make provision about the period for which licences are to be granted;
(b)make provision, in connection with the death of the holder of a licence, for the continuation in force of the licence for such period and subject to such conditions as the regulations may provide.
5 Regulations may not provide for licences to be granted for a period of more than 3 years.N.I.
6 Regulations may, in particular—N.I.
(a)require a licensing authority not to grant a licence unless satisfied as to a matter specified in the regulations;
(b)require a licensing authority to have regard, in deciding whether to grant a licence, to a matter specified in the regulations.
7 Regulations must make provision requiring a licensing authority not to grant a licence authorising the carrying on of an activity on specific premises unless the premises have been inspected as the regulations may provide.N.I.
8 (1) Regulations may, in particular, make provision for the grant of a licence subject to conditions.N.I.
(2) Provision of the kind mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) may—
(a)enable a licensing authority to attach conditions to a licence;
(b)require a licensing authority to attach to a licence conditions specified in the regulations.
9 (1) Regulations may provide for breach of a condition of a licence to be an offence.N.I.
(2) Regulations may provide that an offence of breach of condition of a licence is to be treated as a relevant offence for the purposes of section 22.
(3) Regulations may apply a relevant post-conviction power in relation to conviction for an offence of breach of condition of a licence.
10 Regulations may, in particular, make provision for appeals in relation to decisions of a licensing authority under the regulations.N.I.
11 Regulations may include provision for fees or other charges in relation to the carrying out of functions of the licensing authority under the regulations.N.I.
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