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The Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Issue and duration of certificates of registration

7.—(1) Where a county court grants an application for the registration of a club the court shall issue a certificate of registration which shall be in such form as may be prescribed by regulations and shall specify—

(a)the name of the club;

(b)the address of the premises of the club;

(c)the name and address of the owner of the premises of the club;

(d)in the case of a nightworkers club—

(i)the following statement:—

The above club is a nightworkers club to which Article 5 of the Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 applies.; and

(ii)the hours fixed by the court under Article 5(2);

(e)in the case of a sporting club, the hours fixed by the court under Article 23;

(f)such other matters as may be prescribed by regulations.

(2) Subject to the succeeding provisions of this Article, a certificate of registration, unless registration is cancelled or a disqualification order under Article 13 or 38 applies to the premises of the registered club, shall remain in force from the date on which it is issued until—

(a)where it is issued in the first 10 months of any year, 31st January in the next following year; or

(b)where it is issued in the last 2 months of any year, 31st January in the next following year but one.

(3) Where, at the hearing of an application for the grant of registration of a club, any person appears before the court and opposes the registration, but the court registers the club—

(a)until the expiry of the time for bringing an appeal against the registration and, if an appeal is brought, until the registration is confirmed or the appeal is abandoned the certificate of registration shall not come into force;

(b)if on appeal the registration is confirmed or if the appeal is abandoned, for the purpose of determining the period for which the certificate of registration is to be in force, the date when the appeal is disposed of shall be substituted for the date on which the certificate of registration was issued and the chief clerk shall (if necessary) amend the certificate accordingly.

(4) Paragraph (2) shall not prejudice the operation of Articles 8(9), 9 and 12 under which a certificate of registration may continue in force after the time when it would otherwise expire.

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