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The Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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3.  A sub-divisional commander upon whom notice is required by paragraph 1 to be served, the district council mentioned in that paragraph or any person owning, or residing or carrying on business in, premises in the vicinity of the premises for which the transfer of the licence is sought shall be entitled to appear at the hearing of the application and to object to the transfer of the licence on either of the following grounds—

(a)that the applicant is not a fit person to hold a licence; or


(i)the business carried on in the premises under the licence, or

(ii)in the case of premises of a kind mentioned in Article 6(1)(c) to (g) other than an hotel in respect of which the note and record mentioned in Article 6(5)(a) have been made, the business to which the sale of intoxicating liquor under the licence is ancillary,

has been discontinued.

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