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Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001

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2Registers of motor salvage operators

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(1)Every local authority shall establish and maintain a register for their area of persons carrying on business as motor salvage operators in that area.

(2)The register shall, subject to any requirements that may be prescribed, be in such form as the local authority consider appropriate.

(3)Each person’s entry in the register shall contain such particulars as may be prescribed.

(4)A person shall cease to be registered in the register at the end of the period of three years beginning with the relevant day unless his registration is renewed before the end of that period in accordance with section 3.

(5)Where, at the end of the period of three years beginning with the relevant day, an application for renewal of registration has been made under section 3 but has not been withdrawn or finally determined, the registration of the person concerned shall be deemed to continue until the withdrawal or final determination of the application.

(6)If the application is finally determined in favour of the applicant, the renewal shall be deemed to have had effect from the end of the period of three years beginning with the relevant day.

(7)In subsections (4) to (6) “the relevant day” means the day on which the person was registered or (if the registration has previously been renewed) the day from which it was last so renewed.

(8)For the purposes of subsections (5) and (6) an application shall be taken to be finally determined—

(a)in the case of the grant of a renewal of registration, when the grant is made;

(b)in the case of a refusal to grant a renewal of registration, when no appeal under section 6 is possible in relation to the refusal or any such appeal has been finally determined or withdrawn.

(9)The local authority shall secure that the contents of the register are available for inspection by members of the public at all reasonable times subject to such reasonable fees (if any) as the local authority may determine.

(10)If requested by any person to do so and subject to such reasonable fee (if any) as the local authority may determine, the local authority shall supply the person concerned with a copy (certified to be true) of the register or of an extract from it.

(11)Any such certified copy shall be evidence of the matters mentioned in it.

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