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Private Security Industry Act 2001

Section 13: Licensing at local authority level

45.Subsections (1) and (2) enable the Secretary of State to provide for local authorities to carry out the Authority’s functions relating to the granting, modification and revocation of licences for door supervisors. Subsection (3) allows the Secretary of State to impose conditions and requirements on local authorities and to issue directions; to permit any of the functions delegated to a local authority to be carried out concurrently by the Authority; and to provide for local authorities to retain any fees paid to them by applicants for licences. Subsection (4) applies the provisions of Section 11 (appeals in licensing matters) to licensing at local authority level, so that the same appeals processes will be available from decisions of local authorities as will exist against decisions of the Authority.

46.Subsection (5) permits the Secretary of State to repeal or modify any local schemes of registration of private security staff that may be in force when the Act comes into force or when any delegation of the Authority’s functions takes place under subsection (1). Subsection (6) requires the Secretary of State to consult the Authority before making any arrangement to transfer any of its functions to local authorities.

47.Subsection (7) defines what this section means by the term “local authority”.

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