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(1)Before a fire authority—
(a)serve on the applicant for a fire certificate with respect to any premises a notice under section 5(4) of this Act informing him that they will not issue a certificate unless alterations are made to the relevant building; or
(b)serve in respect of any premises a notice under section 8(4) or (5) [F1, section 9D] or section 12(8)(b) of this Act mentioning as a step which would have to be taken [F1or, in the case of a notice under section 9D, which must be taken] anything involving the making of alterations to the relevant building,
the authority shall—
(i)if the premises are situated in England or Wales . . . and the fire authority are not the local authority for the area in which the premises are situated, consult that local authority; . . . F2
(ii)if the premises are situated in Scotland, consult the [F3local] authority (within the meaning of . . . F4 the M1Building (Scotland) Act 1959) for the area in which the premises are situated, [F5and]
[F6(iii)if the premises are used as a place of work and are within the field of responsibility of one or more enforcing authorities within the meaning of Part I of the M2Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, consult that authority or each of those authorities.]
(2)For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that a local authority [F7buildings authority or other authority] who have in accordance with this section been consulted by a fire authority proposing to serve any such notice as is mentioned in subsection (1) above may be a person aggrieved within the meaning of section 9 of this Act.
[F8(3)Section 18(7) of the M3Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (meaning in Part I of that Act of “” and of such an authority’s “field of responsibility”) shall apply for the purposes of this section as it applies for the purposes of that Part.]
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