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Horse Racing (Charges on Bookmakers) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2003 No. 375

HORSE RACING AND BETTING

Horse Racing (Charges on Bookmakers) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003

Made

11th August 2003

To be laid before Parliament under paragraph 7(3) of the Schedule to the Northern Ireland Act 2000

Coming into operation

22nd September 2003

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development(1), in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 9(1) of the Horse Racing (Northern Ireland) Order 1990(2) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, after consultation with such organisations as appear to the Department to substantially represent the interests of bookmakers, and with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Horse Racing (Charges on Bookmakers) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003 and shall come into operation on 22nd September 2003.

Charges on bookmakers

2.  The charges to be paid to the Department under Article 9 of the Horse Racing (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 for the benefit of the Fund shall be –

(a)£90 in the case of every person to whom paragraph (1)(a) of that Article applies;

(b)£1,017 in the case of every person to whom paragraph (1)(b) of that Article applies.

Revocation

3.  The Horse Racing (Charges on Bookmakers) Order (Northern Ireland) 2000(3) is hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on 11th August 2003.

L.S.

D. Small

A Senior Officer of the

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

The Department of Finance and Personnel hereby approves the foregoing Order.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 11th August 2003.

L.S.

L. Wilson

A Senior Officer of the

Department of Finance and Personnel

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

Article 9(1) of the Horse Racing (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 provides for charges to be paid to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development by persons who intend to apply for bookmakers' and bookmaking office licences.

This Order increases the charges payable –

(a)by persons, other than those mentioned in paragraph (b), who intend to apply for the grant or renewal of a bookmaker’s licence, from £88 to £90; and

(b)by persons who intend to apply for the grant or renewal of a bookmaking office licence or to have the provisional grant of a bookmaking office licence declared final, from £992 to £1,017.

This Order also revokes the Horse Racing (Charges on Bookmakers) Order (Northern Ireland) 2000.

(1)

Formerly the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland, see Article 3(4) of S.I. 1999/283 (N.I. 1)

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