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The Anatomy (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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Licences: general provisions

9.—(1) Applications for licences under this Order shall be made in such manner as the Department may decide.

(2) A licence under this Order may be granted to such person as the Department thinks suitable, and a licence under Article 5(1) may be granted in respect of such premises as the Department thinks suitable.

(3) The Department may require the payment of such fee as the Department thinks fit in respect of any application for a licence under this Order.

(4) Where the Department decides not to grant a licence under this Order, the Department shall take reasonable steps to secure that the applicant is notified in writing of its decision and of the reasons for it.

(5) A licence under this Order may be granted subject to such conditions as the Department thinks necessary or desirable, but no condition may be imposed in relation to a matter dealt with by regulations under Article 10.

(6) A licence under this Order shall be effective for such period as the Department may stipulate when the Department grants it, except that—

(a)the Department may (subject to paragraph (7)) revoke a licence if the Department thinks it reasonable to do so;

(b)the Department may at any time accept the surrender of a licence from the person to whom it was granted;

(c)if the person to whom the licence was granted dies the licence shall then expire (subject to paragraph (8)).

(7) Where the Department decides to revoke a licence under this Order the revocation shall be ineffective unless the Department gives to the person to whom the licence was granted a written notice stating—

(a)that the Department proposes to revoke the licence on a date which is specified in the notice (not being less than 28 days from the date of the notice), and

(b)the reasons for the decision to revoke the licence.

(8) Where a person holding a licence under this Order dies, any permission given by him under Article 5(3)(b) or (4)(b) or 7(5)(b) (as the case may be), and effective immediately before his death, shall continue to be effective for a period of 21 days from the date of his death; but if the period for which the licence was granted would have expired before the expiry of the 21 days, the permission shall expire when the licence would have expired.

(9) Any sums received by the Department under this Article shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

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