Licensing Act 2003

IntroductoryE+W

111Personal licenceE+W

(1)In this Act “personal licence” means a licence which—

(a)is granted by a licensing authority to an individual, and

(b)authorises that individual to supply alcohol, or authorise the supply of alcohol, in accordance with a premises licence.

(2)In subsection (1)(b) the reference to an individual supplying alcohol is to him—

(a)selling alcohol by retail, or

(b)supplying alcohol by or on behalf of a club to, or to the order of, a member of the club.

112The relevant licensing authorityE+W

For the purposes of this Part the “relevant licensing authority”, in relation to a personal licence, is the licensing authority which granted the licence.

113Meaning of “relevant offence” and “foreign offence”E+W

(1)In this Part “relevant offence” means an offence listed in Schedule 4.

(2)The Secretary of State may by order amend that list so as to add, modify or omit any entry.

(3)In this Part “foreign offence” means an offence (other than a relevant offence) under the law of any place outside England and Wales.

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Commencement Information

I1S. 113 wholly in force at 7.2.2005; s. 113 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 201; s. 113(2) in force at 16.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3222, art. 2, Sch.; s. 113 otherwise in force at 7.2.2005 by S.I. 2004/2360, art. 2, Sch.

114Spent convictionsE+W

For the purposes of this Part a conviction for a relevant offence or a foreign offence must be disregarded if it is spent for the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (c. 53).

115Period of validity of personal licenceE+W

(1)A personal licence—

(a)has effect for an initial period of ten years beginning with the date on which it is granted, and

(b)may be renewed in accordance with this Part for further periods of ten years at a time.

(2)Subsection (1) is subject to subsections (3) and (4) and to—

(a)section 116 (surrender),

(b)section 119 (continuation of licence pending renewal), and

(c)paragraph 17 of Schedule 5 (continuation of licence pending disposal of appeal).

(3)A personal licence ceases to have effect when it is revoked under section 124 or forfeited under section 129.

(4)And a personal licence does not have effect during any period when it is suspended under section 129.

(5)Subsections (3) and (4) are subject to any court order under sections 129(4) or 130.

116Surrender of personal licenceE+W

(1)Where the holder of a personal licence wishes to surrender his licence he may give the relevant licensing authority a notice to that effect.

(2)The notice must be accompanied by the personal licence or, if that is not practicable, by a statement of the reasons for the failure to provide the licence.

(3)Where a notice of surrender is given in accordance with this section, the personal licence lapses on receipt of the notice by the authority.