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The Air Weapons Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2016

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Regulations 3 and 5 to 8

SCHEDULE 1FORMS

CONTENTS

Form numberSubject matterPage number
AWL1Application for the grant or renewal of an air weapon certificate6
AWL1aAir weapon certificate18
AWL2Application for the grant of a police permit19
AWL2aPolice permit25
AWL3Application for the grant of a visitor permit26
AWL3aVisitor permit38
AWL4Application for the variation of an air weapon certificate, a police permit or a visitor permit39
AWL5Application for the grant of an event permit45
AWL5aEvent permit52
AWL6Application for the grant or renewal of an approval of an air weapon club53
AWL6aApproval of an air weapon club61
AWL7Application for the variation of an approved air weapon club’s approval62

FORM AWL1Application for the grant or renewal of an air weapon certificate

FORM AWL1aAir weapon certificate

FORM AWL2Application for the grant of a police permit

FORM AWL2aPolice permit

FORM AWL3Application for the grant of a visitor permit

FORM AWL3aVisitor permit

FORM AWL4Application for the variation of an air weapon certificate, a police permit or a visitor permit

FORM AWL5Application for the grant of an event permit

FORM AWL5aEvent permit

FORM AWL6Application for the grant or renewal of an approval of an air weapon club

FORM AWL6aApproval of an air weapon club

FORM AWL7Application for the variation of an approved air weapon club’s approval

Regulation 9

SCHEDULE 2PRESCRIBED MANDATORY CONDITIONS

1.  For the purpose of section 6(1), the prescribed mandatory conditions are that the holder of an air weapon certificate must—

(a)on receipt of the certificate, sign it in ink; and

(b)as soon as reasonably practicable, notify the chief constable of any change of the address specified on the certificate.

2.  For the purpose of section 15(1), the prescribed mandatory conditions are that the holder of a police permit or visitor permit must—

(a)on receipt of the permit, sign it in ink; and

(b)as soon as reasonably practicable, notify the chief constable of any change of the address specified on the permit.

3.  For the purpose of section 18(4), the prescribed mandatory conditions are that—

(a)the club secretary or other officer named on an approved air weapon club’s approval must, on receipt of the approval, sign it in ink;

(b)the approved air weapon club must, as soon as reasonably practicable, notify the chief constable of any change of the club’s address; and

(c)the approved air weapon club’s approval (or a copy of it) must be prominently displayed at the club premises, at all times that target shooting is taking place there, so as to be capable of being read by anyone using the club’s facilities.

4.  In paragraph 3(c), “club premises” has the meaning given in section 22(8).

Regulations 11 and 12

SCHEDULE 3TABLE OF FEES

PART 1Fees in respect of applications

Column 1

Application

Column 2

Fee

1.Application for the grant of an air weapon certificate made under section 3(1)—
(a)where the applicant is aged 18 years or more£72.00
(b)where the applicant is aged 17 years£12.50
(c)where the applicant is aged 16 years£25.00
(d)where the applicant is aged 15 years£37.50
(e)where the applicant is aged 14 years£50.00
2.Application for the renewal of an air weapon certificate made under section 3(1)£48.00
3.Application for the grant or renewal of an air weapon certificate made under section 3(1), seeking alignment with the applicant’s firearm or shot gun certificate in accordance with section 9(2) or (4)£5.00
4.Application for the variation of an air weapon certificate made under section 10(2)(a)£20.00
5.Application for the grant of a police permit made under section 12(1)£15.00
6.Application for the grant of a visitor permit made under section 13(1) or (2)—
(a)in the case of an individual application£20.00
(b)in the case of a group application made on behalf of—
(i)2 qualifying visitors£40.00
(ii)3 qualifying visitors£60.00
(iii)4 qualifying visitors£80.00
(iv)5 to 20 qualifying visitors£100.00
7.Application for the variation of a police permit or a visitor permit made under section 16(2)(a)£5.00
8.Application for the grant of an event permit made under section 17(1)£40.00
9.Application for the grant of an approval of an air weapon club made under section 18(1)£45.00
10.Application for the renewal of an approval of an air weapon club made under section 18(1)£45.00
11.Application for the grant or renewal of an approval of an air weapon club made under section 18(1), seeking alignment with the club’s approval as a rifle club in accordance with section 21(2) or (4)£30.00

PART 2Fees in respect of the performance of functions by the chief constable

Column 1

Function

Column 2

Fee

1.Replacing an air weapon certificate which has been damaged, destroyed, lost or stolen£4.00
2.Replacing a police permit, a visitor permit or an event permit which has been damaged, destroyed, lost or stolen£4.00
3.Replacing an approval of an air weapon club which has been damaged, destroyed, lost or stolen£4.00

Regulation 14

SCHEDULE 4TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

1.  This schedule applies where, before 31st December 2016, an individual aged 18 years or more makes an application (“an advance application”) under section 3(1) which—

(a)is for the grant of an air weapon certificate; and

(b)does not request the alignment of different types of certificate in accordance with section 9(2).

2.  The chief constable may grant the air weapon certificate for such shorter period than is provided for in section 8(1)(b) as is appropriate to secure that it expires during the relevant period, except that the certificate must be granted for at least 12 months.

3.  The fee to be charged by the chief constable in respect of an advance application is (instead of the standard fee) £1.20 for each month for which the air weapon certificate is to be granted, discounting any period before 31st December 2016.

4.  Accordingly, in respect of an advance application—

(a)the minimum fee payable is £14.40; and

(b)the maximum fee payable is £39.60.

5.  On receipt of an advance application, the chief constable must—

(a)determine the date on which the air weapon certificate would expire if it were granted; and

(b)notify the applicant of the fee that must be paid for the application to be valid.

6.  If the chief constable decides not to grant an air weapon certificate to an applicant, the chief constable must refund any amount of the fee paid in respect of the advance application which exceeds £14.40.

7.  In this schedule—

“relevant period” means the period beginning with 1st January 2018 and ending with 30th September 2019;

“standard fee” means the fee specified in entry 1(a) of Part 1 of the table of fees.

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