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(1)Where a person who is the holder of a licence is convicted of an offence involving obligatory [F1or discretionary disqualification, and a court proposes to make an order disqualifying him or an order under section 44 of this Act, the court must, unless it has already received them,], require the licence [F2and its counterpart] to be produced to it.
F3(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(3)If the holder of the licence has not caused it [F4and its counterpart] to be delivered, or posted it [F4and its counterpart], in accordance with section 7 of this Act and does not produce it [F4and its counterpart] as required [F5under this section or [F6section 40 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997, section 146 or 147 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000] or section 223A or 436A of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975][F7, or if the holder of the license does not produce it and its counterpart as required by section 40B of the M1Child Support Act 1991, then,] unless he satisfies the court that he has applied for a new licence and has not received it—
(a)he is guilty of an offence, and
(b)the licence shall be suspended from the time when its production was required until [F8it and its counterpart are] produced to the court and shall, while suspended, be of no effect.
(4)Subsection (3) above does not apply where the holder of the licence—
(a)has caused a current receipt for the licence [F9and its counterpart] issued under section 56 of this Act to be delivered to the [F10proper officer] of the court not later than the day before the date appointed for the hearing, or
(b)has posted such a receipt, at such time that in the ordinary course of post it would be delivered not later than that day, in a letter duly addressed to the [F10proper officer] and either registered or sent by the recorded delivery service, or
(c)surrenders such a receipt to the court at the hearing,
[F13(5)In subsection (4) above “proper officer” means—
(a)in relation to a magistrates’ court in England and Wales, the justices’ chief executive for the court, and
(b)in relation to any other court, the clerk of the court.]
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