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Food Act 1984

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20Regulations for licensing vehicles, stalls etc.

(1)The Ministers may make regulations providing_

(a)for the issue by local authorities of licences in respect of the use of vehicles, stalls or places other than premises, for the preparation, exposure or offer for sale, or sale, of food for human consumption ; and

(b)for prohibiting the use for any such purpose of any such vehicle, stall or place except in accordance with a licence issued under the regulations.

(2)Regulations under this section—

(a)may be made so as to apply either generally or to such class or classes of businesses as may be specified in the regulations; and

(b)may exempt from the requirements of this Act as to registration under section 16 any premises used for the storage of food intended for sale for human consumption in the course of a business in respect of which a licence is in force under the regulations.

(3)Regulations made under this section may provide for the refusal or cancellation of a licence under the regulations, either wholly or in respect of a part of the business for which the licence is applied for or is held—

(a)where the requirements of regulations in force under section 13 are not complied with in relation to that business, Or

(b)where the applicant or holder is unable or has failed to comply, in relation to that business, with any byelaws in force under section 15,

and such regulations shall provide for affording to persons affected by any such refusal or cancellation an opportunity to make representations to the local authority, and to appeal from that authority's decision to a magistrates' court

(4)Where—

(a)any regulations under this section in relation to any class of business come into operation, and

(b)local Act provisions are then in force in any district being provisions under which persons engaged in that class of business are required to be licensed or registered,

the regulations so far as they relate to that class of business shall not apply to that district until such date as may be appointed by an order made by the Secretary of State upon the local authority's application in that behalf.

(5)Where an order is made under subsection (4) in relation to any district that order—

(a)may repeal any such local Act provisions as are mentioned in that subsection, so far as they relate to that district and to the class of business in relation to which the regulations under this section have effect; and

(b)shall provide for securing that persons licensed or registered under those provisions are, in relation to any business of that class in which they are engaged, treated as licensed under the regulations.

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