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Private Security Industry Act 2001

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8Licences to engage in licensable conduct

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(1)The Authority may, on an application made to it, grant to the applicant a licence to engage in any such licensable conduct as may be described in the licence.

(2)An application to the Authority for the grant of a licence—

(a)must be in such form, and

(b)must be accompanied by such information,

as may be prescribed.

(3)In determining whether or not to grant a licence the Authority shall apply the criteria for the time being applicable under section 7.

(4)The Authority may refuse to grant a licence until—

(a)it has been satisfied as to the identity of the applicant in such manner as may be prescribed;

(b)the applicant has supplemented his application with such further information (if any) as the Authority may request after receiving the application; and

(c)the Authority has been able to carry out such further inquiries (if any) in relation to the applicant as it considers appropriate.

(5)A licence granted by the Authority to engage in any description of licensable conduct—

(a)must be in such form,

(b)must contain such information, and

(c)must be granted on such conditions,

as may be prescribed in relation to licences to engage in that description of licensable conduct.

(6)Such a licence may be granted subject to such conditions, in addition to the prescribed conditions, as the Authority considers appropriate in relation to the licence in question.

(7)On the making of an application for the grant of a licence, the applicant shall pay to the Authority such fee as may be prescribed.

(8)Subject to section 10, a licence shall remain in force—

(a)except in a case to which paragraph (b) applies, for a period of three years beginning with the day on which it is granted; and

(b)in any case for which provision as to the duration of the licence is made by the Secretary of State by order, for such other period beginning with that day as may be specified in the order.

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