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12This Part has effect in relation to regulations under section 13(7) about registration for the purposes of section 13.
13Regulations shall provide for the registering authority to be—
(a)a local authority, or
(b)the appropriate national authority.
14Where the registering authority is a local authority, regulations may require the registering authority to have regard in carrying out its functions under the regulations to such guidance as may be issued by the appropriate national authority.
15Regulations may, in particular—
(a)require a registering authority not to register an applicant for registration unless satisfied as to a matter specified in the regulations;
(b)require a registering authority to have regard, in deciding whether to register an applicant for registration, to a matter specified in the regulations.
16Regulations may, in particular, make provision for appeals in relation to decisions of a registering authority under the regulations.
17Regulations may include provision for fees or other charges in relation to the carrying out of functions of the registering authority under the regulations.
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