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(1)Any appeal from a decision of a chief officer of police for an area in England under subsections (4), (5) or (6) of section one of the principal Act (which relate to the grant, variation, renewal and revocation of firearm certificates) or under subsection (4) of section eight of that Act (which relates to registration as a firearms dealer) shall, instead of lying to a court of summary jurisdiction in accordance with rules made by the Lord Chancellor, lie to quarter sessions in accordance with so much of the provisions of the First Schedule to this Act as relates to appeals.
(2)In this section the expression " quarter sessions " means the court of quarter sessions having jurisdiction—
(a)in the case of an appeal under the said section one, in the county, borough or place in which the appellant resides; or
(b)in the case of an appeal under the said section eight, in the county, borough or place in which there is situated any place of business in respect of which the appellant has applied to be, or (in the case of an appeal against removal from the register) has been, registered.
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