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The Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985

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PART IN.I.GENERAL PROCEDURE

1.  The clerk of petty sessions for each petty sessions district shall, not less than 6 weeks before the renewal date, cause notice of that date and of the provisions of paragraph 5 to be published in 2 newspapers circulating in the district.N.I.

2.  A person who intends to make an application for the renewal of a gaming machine certificate shall, not less than 3 weeks before the renewal date, serve notice of the application upon the clerk of petty sessions and at the same time serve a copy of the notice upon—N.I.

(a)the sub-divisional commander of the police sub-division in which the premises in which the applicant carries on his business are situated; and

(b)where the applicant resides in some other police sub-division, the sub-divisional commander of that sub-division.

3.  (1)  The notice mentioned in paragraph 2 shall be in such form and shall contain such information as may be prescribed by magistrates' courts rules.N.I.

(2) Without prejudice to sub-paragraph (1), where the notice mentioned in paragraph 2 relates to an application to be made by a body corporate, that notice shall specify—

(a)the names of the directors of the body corporate;

(b)the names of any persons who have executive control of the body corporate;

(c)the names of any persons who have a financial interest in the body corporate; and

(d)a statement of the nature and extent of the financial interest of persons mentioned in head (c) (including a description of any right of direction or instruction to the directors given by that financial interest);

and shall specify details of any change in the information specified under heads (a) to (d) from the information so specified on the application for the last previous renewal of the gaming machine certificate (or where the renewal to be applied for is the first renewal of the certificate, on the application for the grant of the certificate).

4.  The applicant shall attach to the notice mentioned in paragraph 2 the receipt issued by the Department under Article 172(3) in respect of payment of the charge specified in Article 172(1)(k).N.I.

5.  Any person shall be entitled to appear at the hearing of the application and object to the renewal of the gaming machine certificate on any of the grounds mentioned in Article 88(2) and (4).N.I.

6.  A person intending to object under paragraph 5 shall, not less than 1 week before the renewal date,—N.I.

(a)serve upon the applicant notice of his intention to object briefly stating his grounds for so doing;

(b)serve a copy of the notice upon the clerk of petty sessions.

7.  Before the renewal date, the applicant shall deposit the gaming machine certificate with the clerk of petty sessions.N.I.

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