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19Requirements relating to grant of licencesE+W+S+N.I.
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(1)Each licensing authority may by regulations make provision about the circumstances in which it may grant licences, including—

(a)provision about the requirements to be met by or in relation to an applicant, and

(b)provision about any other requirements which must be met for a licence to be granted.

(2)Regulations under subsection (1)(a) may, in particular—

(a)prescribe the persons, or classes of persons, by whom an application for a licence may be made;

(b)prescribe the manner in which an application must be made;

(c)prescribe the information which an application must contain and any documents which must accompany it;

(d)require an application to be accompanied by a fee of an amount prescribed by, or determined in accordance with, the regulations;

(e)require an applicant, before a licence is granted, to make arrangements (whether by way of trust or otherwise) to provide financial security in respect of the applicant's future obligations relating to the activities under the licence (whether those obligations will or may arise under the licence or otherwise).

[F1(2A)Where the licensing authority is the OGA—

(a)regulations under subsection (1) are to be made by the Secretary of State (and not by the OGA),

(b)the Secretary of State must consult the OGA before making the regulations, and

(c)subsection (2)(d) does not apply.]

[F2(3)In subsection (1) “licensing authority” does not include the Welsh Ministers or the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland.]

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I1S. 19 in force at 6.4.2009 by S.I. 2009/45, art. 4(a)(ii)

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