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(1)The fee payable under subsection (1) of section eight of the principal Act on registration as a firearms dealer in any area shall be five pounds instead of one pound:
Provided that no fee shall be payable if the chief officer of police for the area in which the applicant has applied to be registered is satisfied that the only place of business in respect of which the application is made—
(a)has become situated in that area by reason of an alteration in the boundary of the area and was previously entered in the register for another area; or
(b)is one to which the applicant proposes to transfer the business previously carried on by him at a place entered on the register for another area.
(2)On or before the first day of June in each year, every person for the time being registered as a firearms dealer in any area shall—
(a)surrender to the chief officer of police for that area his certificate of registration; and
(b)apply in the prescribed form for a new certificate of registration; and
(c)pay a fee of one pound;
and thereupon that officer shall, subject to the provisions of subsection (3) of section eight of the principal Act (which empower a chief officer of police to remove the name of a dealer from the register), grant him a new certificate of registration.
(3)If any such person as aforesaid fails to comply with all or any of the requirements of the last foregoing subsection on or before the first day of June in any year, the chief officer of police shall by notice in writing require him to comply therewith, and if he fails to do so within twenty-one days from the date of the notice, or within such further time as that officer may in special circumstances allow, shall cause his name to be removed from the register.
(4)Notwithstanding anything in subsection (1) of section two of the principal Act, it shall be lawful for an auctioneer to sell by auction, expose for sale by auction, and have in his possession for sale by auction, a firearm or ammunition without being registered as a firearms dealer, if he has obtained from the chief officer of police for the area in which the auction is held a permit in the prescribed form for that purpose and complies with the terms of the permit; and nothing in subsection (6) of the said section two (which requires a register of transactions to be kept) shall apply to the sale of firearms or ammunition by auction in accordance with the terms of a permit issued under this subsection.
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