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Licensing Act 1964

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Schedule 3Compensation Authorities

County Compensation Committee

1(1)A county compensation committee shall be appointed in such manner as shall be determined by rules made by quarter sessions with the approval of the Secretary of State ; and, subject to sub-paragraph (2) of this paragraph, the number and quorum of the committee shall be such as shall be so determined.

(2)The justices for any non-county borough in the county shall be entitled to appoint one of their number to be an additional member of the committee.

2Quarter sessions may, if they think fit, make rules for the procedure of the county compensation committee (so far as not otherwise provided for).

3Where quarter sessions are customarily held separately by adjournment or otherwise for any part of a county, the Secretary of State may on the application of the justices sitting at each such separate sessions by order constitute any part of the county for which quarter sessions are so separately held a separate county for the purposes of the execution of the functions of a county compensation committee and of quarter sessions in relation to that committee, and the justices usually sitting at those separate sessions a separate quarter sessions for those purposes, and may make all necessary provision for the exercise of those functions in such a case.

4Quarter sessions may, for the purposes of the functions of a county compensation committee, divide their area into districts; and if they do so—

(a)the preceding provisions of this Schedule shall have effect as if, for the purposes of those functions, each of those districts were a separate county having the same quarter sessions ; but

(b)the same committee shall for the purposes of those functions be the compensation authority for each of the districts.

Borough Compensation Committee

5A borough compensation committee shall be appointed in the month of October, November or December for the year beginning with the following 1st January.

6A borough compensation committee shall consist of not less than nine nor more than fifteen justices ; and not more than one-third of the members of the committee shall be members of the borough licensing committee.

7A casual vacancy arising in a borough compensation committee from death, resignation or otherwise may be filled by the borough justices.

8The quorum of a borough compensation committee shall be three.

9The members of the committee retiring at the end of a year may be re-appointed ; and, if members are not appointed in any year to succeed the retiring members, the retiring members may continue to act until their successors are appointed.

10The borough justices may, if they think fit, make rules for the procedure of the borough compensation committee (so far as not otherwise provided for).

Compensation committee for City of London

11Paragraphs 5 to 10 of this Schedule shall apply to the compensation committee for the City of London as if the City were a county borough.

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