26(1)A licensing authority shall—E+W+S
(a)maintain a register of permits issued by the authority together with such other information as may be prescribed,
(b)make the register and information available for inspection by members of the public at all reasonable times, and
(c)make arrangements for the provision of a copy of an entry in the register, or of information, to a member of the public on request.
(2)A licensing authority may refuse to provide a copy of an entry or of information unless the person seeking it pays a reasonable fee specified by the authority.
(3)The Secretary of State may make regulations about—
(a)the form of the register;
(b)the manner in which it is maintained.
(4)The Secretary of State may make regulations—
(a)requiring licensing authorities to give to the Commission specified information about permits issued by them;
(b)requiring the Commission to maintain a register of the information provided to it under paragraph (a);
(c)requiring the Commission to grant access to the register to members of the public (without charge);
(d)requiring the Commission to make copies of entries available on request, and on payment of a reasonable fee, to members of the public;
(e)excusing licensing authorities, wholly or partly, from compliance with sub-paragraph (1).