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Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963

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2In this Schedule, the following expressions have the following meanings respectively, that is to say—

  • " appropriate authority" means such a committee or court as are mentioned in paragraph 1 of this Schedule and, in relation to a bookmaker's permit or betting agency permit or in relation to an application for the grant or renewal of a betting office licence, means, subject to paragraph 10 of this Schedule, the committee or court such as aforesaid for the petty sessions area or licensing area in which the relevant premises are, or are to be, situated ;

  • " appropriate local authority " means—

    (a)

    in England, the local authority (being the council of a county borough, metropolitan borough or county district or the Common Council of the City of London) within whose area the relevant premises are, or are to be, situated;

    (b)

    in Scotland, where the relevant premises are, or are to be, situated in a burgh, the council of that burgh, and in any other case the council of the county, and the council of the district within which the relevant premises are, or are to be, situated ;

  • " appropriate officer of police " means the chief officer of police for the police area in which the relevant premises are, or are to be, situated;

  • " clerk to the appropriate authority ", where the authority is a committee of the justices acting for a petty sessions area, means the clerk to those justices or, if there, are two or more clerks to those justices—

    (a)

    such one of those clerks as the magistrates' courts committee having power over the appointment of clerks to justices for that area may direct; or

    (b)

    in default of any such direction, any of those clerks;

  • " relevant premises " means—

    (a)

    in relation to a bookmaker's permit or betting agency permit, the premises at which for the time being the applicant for or holder of the permit has his office or, if he has more than one office, his principal office or, if he is a company, his registered office or, if he has no office, his usual place of residence ;

    (b)

    in relation to an application for the grant or renewal of a betting office licence, the premises in respect of which the application is made.

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