Horserace Totalisator and Betting Levy Boards Act 1972


3 Applications by Totalisator Board for betting office licences.E+W+S

(1)Paragraph 19(b)(ii) of Schedule 1 to the Act of 1963 (which enables the appropriate authority to refuse an application for the grant or renewal of a betting office licence on the ground that the grant or renewal would be inexpedient having regard to the demand in the locality and the number of betting offices already available) shall not apply to an application by the Totalisator Board for the grant of a betting office licence, but such an application may be refused on the ground that reasonably adequate facilities exist in the locality for betting at licensed betting offices of the Board.

(2)Paragraph 19(b)(ii) shall also cease to apply to any application for the renewal of such a licence, or to any application for the grant of such a licence by way of transfer of one that is in force for the same premises at the time of the application; and accordingly in paragraph 19(b)(ii) for the words “or renewal” there shall be substituted the words “(if the application is for that, and the applicant is not the Totalisator Board nor applying for the grant of a licence by way of transfer of one that is in force for the same premises at the time of the application)”.

(3)This section shall not come into force unless and until the Secretary of State so directs by order made by statutory instrument of which a draft has been laid before Parliament.

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