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Gaming (Bingo) Act 1985

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ScheduleCertificates of Approval

Issue of certificate

1(1)Any person may apply to the Board for the issue of a certificate of approval as an organiser of games of multiple bingo (in this Schedule referred to as " a certificate").

(2)Any application for a certificate shall specify the arrangements to be made by the applicant for the management of such games.

(3)If the applicant is a company the application shall specify the names and addresses of the directors of the company.

2In determining whether to issue a certificate the Board shall have regard only to the question whether, in their opinion, the applicant is likely to be capable of, and diligent in, securing that the provisions of the principal Act and any regulations made under that Act or this Act will be complied with and that the games managed by him will be conducted fairly and properly.

3A certificate shall continue in force unless and until it is revoked by the Board under paragraph 4 or terminated by virtue of an order under paragraph 5 below.

Revocation of certificate

4(1)The Board may revoke a certificate—

(a)if they are no longer of the opinion that the holder of the certificate is likely to be capable of, or diligent in, securing the matters mentioned in paragraph 2 above ; or

(b)if it appears to them that any information given to them by or on behalf of the applicant in or in connection with the application for the certificate was false in a material particular.

(2)Where the Board determine to revoke a certificate they shall serve a notice on the person to whom it relates stating that the certificate is revoked as from the end of the period of twenty-one days from the date of service of the notice ; and the revocation shall take effect at the end of that period.

(3)Section 47 of the principal Act (service of documents) shall apply to any notice under this paragraph.

Fees

5(1)The Secretary of State may by order require the payment to the Board of—

(a)such fee for the issue of a certificate as is specified in the order; and

(b)such periodical fees as are so specified for the continuing in force of a certificate ;

and any such order may provide for the termination of a certificate in the event of non-payment of any such periodical fee.

(2)Any fee received by the Board by virtue of this paragraph shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

(3)The power to make an order under this paragraph shall be exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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