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(1)An application for registration in a register for a particular area or for the renewal of such a registration—
(a)shall be made to the local authority concerned in accordance with such requirements as may be prescribed; and
(b)shall be accompanied by a fee of such amount (if any) as the local authority may determine.
(2)A local authority may set the level of fees to be charged in respect of applications—
(a)with a view to recovering the reasonable costs incurred by them in connection with the administration of this Part; and
(b)so that different fees are payable in different circumstances.
(3)A local authority shall, on receiving an application under subsection (1) in respect of the register for their area, register, or (as the case may be) renew the registration of, the applicant in that register unless they are satisfied that he is not a fit and proper person to carry on business as a motor salvage operator.
(4)In deciding whether they are so satisfied, the local authority shall, in particular, have regard to—
(a)whether the applicant has been convicted of any offences under this Part; and
(b)whether the applicant has been convicted of any offences of a description specified by the Secretary of State by order.
(5)Where a local authority have refused to register a person in the register for their area under subsection (3), they may refuse to consider any application for registration made by that person during the period of three years beginning with the day on which the refusal was first given.
(6)Where a local authority have refused to renew a person’s registration in the register for their area under subsection (3), they may refuse to consider any application for registration made by that person during the period of three years beginning with the day on which the refusal became final.
(7)This section is subject to section 5.
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