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The Tourism (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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Classification or grading of certified tourist establishments

21.—(1) The Board may make, and from time to time revise, a scheme for the classification or grading by the Board of certified tourist establishments allocated under this Part to a particular statutory category of tourist establishment.

(2) A scheme under this Article shall—

(a)set out the criteria to be applied by the Board in classifying or grading any tourist establishment under the scheme;

(b)provide a right of appeal to a body constituted in accordance with the scheme for any person aggrieved by a decision of the Board as to the classification or grading of any tourist establishment under the scheme;

(c)be published, as for the time being in force, by the Board.

(3) Where a tourist establishment has been classified or graded under a scheme under this Article, the proprietor of that establishment shall not describe or hold out that establishment as being of a classification or grade other than that for the time being allotted to it under that scheme.

(4) The proprietor of a tourist establishment which has not been classified or graded under a scheme under this Article shall not describe or hold out that establishment as being of any classification or grade which could be allotted to an establishment under such a scheme.

(5) A person who contravenes paragraph (3) or (4) shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.

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