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3In paragraph 5 of Schedule 2 (application for grant of licence), for sub-paragraph (1) (which requires such applications to be made in January or February) substitute—E+W+S
“(1)An application for the grant of a licence under this Act may be made at any time.”.
4(1)Paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 (publication of notice in connection with an application for the grant of a licence) is amended as follows.E+W+S
(2)In sub-paragraph (1) (advertisement giving notice of application to be published in local newspaper), for “At any time in March in the year in which such an application is made” substitute “ Not later than fourteen days after the making of any such application to the licensing authority ”.
(3)In sub-paragraph (2) (which requires the notice to contain specified particulars and to invite objections by 15th April), for “before 15th April” substitute “ before such date (not being earlier than fourteen days after the publication of the advertisement) as may be specified in the notice ”.
(4)For sub-paragraph (3) (which requires a like notice to be displayed outside the relevant premises during the period 1st to 4th April) substitute—
“(3)Not later than fourteen days before the date specified in the notice in accordance with the preceding sub-paragraph the applicant shall cause a like notice to be displayed outside the entrance to the relevant premises ; and the applicant shall take such steps as he reasonably can to keep that notice so displayed until that date.”.
5(1)Paragraph 7 of Schedule 2 (further steps preparatory to the hearing of an application for the grant of a licence) is amended as follows.E+W+S
(2)In sub-paragraph (1) (which requires the applicant to send a copy of the newspaper containing the required advertisement to the clerk to the authority and prohibits the authority from considering the application before the beginning of May), for “before the beginning of May” substitute “ earlier than fourteen days after the date specified in the advertisement ”.
(3)In sub-paragraph (2) (which requires the clerk to the authority to give notice, after the expiry of the period for objecting to the application, of the date fixed for its consideration), for “On or after 15th April” substitute “ On or after the date so specified ”.
6(1)Omit paragraphs 8 to 11 of Schedule 2 (which, although also applied for certain other purposes, primarily relate to applications made in the initial period following the commencement of the 1968 Act and are in that connection spent).E+W+S
(2)In paragraph 14 of Schedule 2 (proceedings on an application for the grant of a licence), in sub-paragraph (2)(b) (which relates to the right of objectors to be heard), omit “or paragraph 11(2)”.
(3)In paragraph 59 of Schedule 2 (which applies in relation to an application for the transfer of a licence certain procedural provisions relating to an application for the grant of a licence)—
(a)for “Paragraphs 10 and 11 of this Schedule” substitute “ Paragraphs 6 and 7 of this Schedule ” ; and
(b)omit “made during the initial period”.
(4)In paragraph 3 of Schedule 3 (which applies in relation to the registration of clubs and institutes in England and Wales the provisions of Schedule 2 relating to applications for licences)—
(a)in the opening words, for “Paragraphs 5 to 11” substitute “ Paragraphs 5 to 7 ” ;
(b)in sub-pargaraph (a), for “paragraphs 6(2) and 10(2)” substitute “ paragraph 6(2) ” ;
(c)in sub-paragraph (b), for “paragraphs 6(3) and 10(3)” substitute “ paragraph 6(3) ” ; and
(d)in the closing words, omit the words from “and in paragraph 8” to the end.
(5)In paragraph 4 of Schedule 4 (which applies in relation to the registration of clubs and institutes in Scotland certain provisions of Schedule 2 relating to applications for licences) for “Paragraph 10 of Schedule 2” substitute “ Paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 ” ; and in paragraph 5(1) of that Schedule (which specifies the further steps to be taken on such an application) for “paragraph 10 of Schedule 2” substitute “ paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 ”.
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