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(1)An application for an occasional permission shall be in writing and shall contain the following particulars—
(a)the name and address of the applicant and the date and place of his birth;
(b)the name of the organisation in connection with whose activities the function in question is to be held, the purposes for which the organisation is carried on, and (where appropriate) the name of the branch holding the function;
(d)the date and nature of the function and the place where it is to be held;
(e)the kind or kinds of intoxicating liquor proposed to be sold at the function and the hours between which it is proposed that such liquor should be sold;
(f)details of any occasional permissions granted by the licensing justices in the twelve months preceding the date of the application in respect of functions held by the organisation or branch holding the function.
[F3(1A)Where an application for an occasional permission is made by a person who is not an officer in the organisation or branch holding the function in respect of which the application is made, the application shall contain a signed statement by an officer of the organisation or branch—
(a)confirming that the application is made with its approval, and
(b)indicating the nature of his office.]
(2)An application for an occasional permission shall be made by serving two copies of the application on the [F4chief executive] to the licensing justices not less than [F5twenty-one days] before the date of the function in respect of which the application is made.
(3)On receiving an application under subsection (2) above the [F4chief executive] shall serve notice of the application on the chief officer of police by sending him a copy of it.
(4)An application for an occasional permission shall be heard by the licensing justices at the next licensing sessions following its receipt by the [F4chief executive] or, where those sessions are to be held fifteen days or less after its receipt, at the licensing sessions next following those sessions.
(5)The [F4chief executive] shall send to an applicant notice of the date, time and place of the licensing sessions at which his application is to be heard in accordance with subsection (4) above; and the list kept for those sessions under paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 to the principal Act shall show the name and address of the applicant, the nature of the application and the place where the function in question is to be held.
(6)On the consideration of an application for an occasional permission the applicant shall, if so required by the licensing justices, attend in person, and licensing justices may postpone consideration of such an application until the applicant does attend.
[F6(6A)Where, under subsection (6) above, the licensing justices require the attendance in person of an applicant who was granted an occasional permission in their licensing district in the twelve months preceding the receipt by them of the application under consideration, they shall inform the applicant in writing of their reasons for doing so.]
(7)Subsections (1), (3) and (4) of section 97 of the M1Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (summons to witness and warrant for his arrest) shall apply in relation to licensing justices and to an application for an occasional permission as if they were a magistrates’ court for the petty sessions area constituting the licensing district and the application were a complaint.
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