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Finance Act 1966

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20(1)Where, on the conviction by virtue of paragraph 19 of this Schedule of any person of an offence under paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to the Betting Duties Act 1963 in connection with the general betting duty, the Commissioners—

(a)certify to the court by or before whom that person is so convicted that the conviction is a second or subsequent conviction for such an offence committed (whether by that or some other person) in the course of the operation of the same premises as a licensed betting office and while the same person has been the holder of a betting office licence in respect thereof ; and

(b)make application to that court for effect to be given to this sub-paragraph,

that court shall order that the betting office licence in respect of those premises shall be forfeited and cancelled.

(2)A licence shall not be forfeited or cancelled under such an order made by a court in England or Wales—

(a)until the date of expiration of the period within which notice of appeal against the conviction which gave rise to the order may be given ; or

(b)if notice of appeal against that conviction is duly given within the period aforesaid, until the date of the determination or abandonment of the appeal; or

(c)if on any such appeal the appeal is allowed.

(3)A licence shall not be forfeited or cancelled under such an order made by a court in Scotland—

(a)until the expiration of the period of fourteen days commencing with the date on which the order was made ; or

(b)if an appeal against the conviction which gave rise to the order is begun within the said period, until the date when that appeal is determined or abandoned or deemed to have been abandoned; or

(c)if on any such appeal the appeal is allowed.

(4)Where a betting office licence held by any person in respect of any premises is forfeited and cancelled in pursuance of an order under sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph, the clerk of the court by whom the order was made shall, unless he is also clerk to the appropriate authority within the meaning of Schedule 1 to the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963 who last either granted or renewed the licence, send a copy of the order to the clerk to that authority ; and, without prejudice to the renewal by that authority of any other betting office licence held by that person, that authority shall, notwithstanding anything in paragraph 20(1) of the said Schedule 1, refuse any application by that person for the grant of a new betting office licence in respect of those or any other premises made less than twelve months after that forfeiture and cancellation.

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