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Private Security Industry Act 2001

Section 7: Licensing criteria

35.Subsection (1) requires the Authority to prepare and publish the criteria that it will apply in reaching decisions on granting, modifying or revoking licences. Subsection (2) allows the Authority to revise the criteria as and when necessary and requires that any revised criteria be published. The criteria, and any revisions of them, must be approved by the Secretary of State under subsection (5).

36.Subsection (3) requires that the criteria ensure that applicants are fit and proper persons to be engaged in licensable security activities, and may also specify the skills required to perform such activities or relate to other criteria determined by the Authority. Subsection (4) permits the Authority to apply different criteria to different areas of the industry, and to apply different criteria to the initial issue and to the renewal of a licence. Subsection (6) requires the Authority to publish its criteria and any revisions to them in a way that it judges will bring them to the attention of those affected.

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