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Finance Act 1981

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1(1)At the beginning of sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the Betting and Gaming Duties Act 1972 there shall be inserted the words

Subject to sub-paragraph (2A) below.

(2)For sub-paragraph (2) of that paragraph there shall be substituted—

(2)Subject to sub-paragraph (2A) below, a gaming licence shall be expressed to take effect—

(a)on the first day of the period for which it is granted,

or

(b)on the fourteenth day after the date of the application, whichever is the later.

(2A)Where a gaming licence would otherwise, by virtue of sub-paragraph (2\b) above, be expressed to take effect on the fourteenth day after the date of the application, it may, if the Commissioners think fit, be expressed to take effect earlier than that day, but in no case earlier than the day following that date.

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