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Part 5 E+W+SRegistration With Local Authority

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Local authorityE+W+S

41In this Part “local authority” means—E+W+S

(a)in relation to England—

(i)a district council,

(ii)a county council for a county in which there are no district councils,

(iii)a London borough council,

(iv)the Common Council of the City of London, and

(v)the Council of the Isles of Scilly,

(b)in relation to Wales,

(i)a county council, and

(ii)a county borough council, and

(c)in relation to Scotland, a licensing board constituted under section 1 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976 (c. 66).

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Commencement Information

I1Sch. 11 para. 41 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

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42(1)A society may apply to the relevant local authority for registration under this Part.E+W+S

(2)An application under this paragraph—

(a)must be in the prescribed form,

(b)must specify the purposes for which the society is conducted,

(c)must contain such other information, and be accompanied by such documents, as may be prescribed, and

(d)must be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

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I2Sch. 11 para. 42 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

43In relation to the registration of a society, the relevant local authority is the local authority for the area in which the principal premises of the society are situated.E+W+S

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I3Sch. 11 para. 43 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

RegistrationE+W+S

44As soon as is reasonably practicable after receipt of an application under paragraph 42 a local authority shall, subject to paragraphs 47 and 48—E+W+S

(a)enter the applicant, together with such information as may be prescribed, in a register kept by the authority for the purposes of this Part,

(b)notify the applicant of his registration, and

(c)notify the Commission of the registration.

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Commencement Information

I4Sch. 11 para. 44 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

Gambling CommissionE+W+S

45As soon as is reasonably practicable after receipt of notice of a registration under paragraph 44(c) the Commission shall record the registration.E+W+S

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I5Sch. 11 para. 45 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

46(1)A notice under paragraph 44(c) must be accompanied by such part of the application fee as may be prescribed.E+W+S

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) “application fee” means the fee accompanying an application under paragraph 42.

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Commencement Information

I6Sch. 11 para. 46 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

Refusal of registrationE+W+S

47A local authority shall refuse an application for registration if in the period of five years ending with the date of the application—E+W+S

(a)an operating licence held by the applicant for registration has been revoked under section 119(1), or

(b)an application for an operating licence made by the applicant for registration has been refused.

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I7Sch. 11 para. 47 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

48A local authority may refuse an application for registration if they think that—E+W+S

(a)the applicant is not a non-commercial society,

(b)a person who will or may be connected with the promotion of the lottery has been convicted of a relevant offence, or

(c)information provided in or with the application for registration is false or misleading.

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I8Sch. 11 para. 48 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

49A local authority may not refuse an application for registration unless they have given the applicant an opportunity to make representations.E+W+S

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I9Sch. 11 para. 49 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

RevocationE+W+S

50(1)A local authority may revoke a registration under this Part if they think that they would be obliged or permitted to refuse an application for the registration were it being made anew.E+W+S

(2)Where a local authority revoke a registration under this Part they shall specify that the revocation takes effect—

(a)immediately, or

(b)at the end of such period, beginning with the day of the revocation and not exceeding two months, as they may specify.

(3)A local authority may not revoke a registration under this Part unless they have given the registered society an opportunity to make representations.

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Commencement Information

I10Sch. 11 para. 50 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

AppealE+W+S

51(1)If a local authority refuse or revoke registration under this Part—E+W+S

(a)the authority shall notify the applicant society or the formerly registered society as soon as is reasonably practicable, and

(b)the society may appeal to a magistrates' court.

(2)An appeal under this paragraph must be instituted—

(a)in a magistrates' court for a local justice area which is wholly or partly within the area of the local authority against whose decision the appeal is brought,

(b)by notice of appeal given to the designated officer, and

(c)in the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the society is notified of the refusal or revocation of registration, and

(3)On an appeal under this paragraph a magistrates' court may—

(a)affirm the local authority's decision;

(b)reverse the local authority's decision;

(c)make any other order (which may include transitional provision).

(4)In relation to registration in Scotland—

(a)sub-paragraph (1)(b) shall have effect as if the reference to a magistrate's court were a reference to a sheriff whose sheriffdom is wholly or partly within the area of the local authority against whose decision the appeal is brought,

(b)sub-paragraph (2)(a) and (b) shall not have effect, and

(c)sub-paragraph (3) shall have effect as if the reference to a magistrate's court were a reference to the sheriff.

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Commencement Information

I11Sch. 11 para. 51 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

CancellationE+W+S

52A registered society may apply in writing to the registering authority for the registration to be cancelled.E+W+S

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I12Sch. 11 para. 52 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

53As soon as is reasonably practicable after receipt of an application under paragraph 52 a local authority shall—E+W+S

(a)cancel the registration,

(b)notify the formerly registered society of the cancellation, and

(c)notify the Commission of the cancellation.

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I13Sch. 11 para. 53 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

Annual feeE+W+S

54(1)A registered society shall pay an annual fee to the registering local authority.E+W+S

(2)An annual fee—

(a)shall be paid within such period before each anniversary of the registration as may be prescribed, and

(b)shall be of the prescribed amount.

(3)If a registered society fails to comply with this paragraph the registering authority may cancel the society's registration.

(4)If a local authority cancel a registration under sub-paragraph (3) the authority shall as soon as is reasonably practicable notify—

(a)the formerly registered society, and

(b)the Commission.

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Commencement Information

I14Sch. 11 para. 54 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

Retention of recordsE+W+S

55(1)Where a statement is sent to a local authority under paragraph 39 the authority shall—E+W+S

(a)retain it for at least 18 months,

(b)make it available for inspection by members of the public at all reasonable times, and

(c)make arrangements for the provision of a copy of it or part of it to any member of the public on request.

(2)But a local authority may refuse to provide access or a copy unless the person seeking access or a copy pays a fee specified by the authority.

(3)A local authority may not specify a fee under sub-paragraph (2) which exceeds the reasonable cost of providing the service sought (but in calculating the cost of providing a service to a person the authority may include a reasonable share of expenditure which is referable only indirectly to the provision of that service).

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I15Sch. 11 para. 55 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

Interpretation: “prescribed”E+W+S

56In this Part “prescribed” means prescribed by the Secretary of State by regulations except that, in the following provisions, it means prescribed by the Scottish Ministers by regulations—E+W+S

(a)in paragraph 42(2)(d), where the application is made to a local authority in Scotland,

(b)in paragraph 46(1), where the local authority giving notice is in Scotland, and

(c)in paragraph 54(2)(b), where the registering local authority is in Scotland.

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I16Sch. 11 para. 56 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

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