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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

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122Licensing policy statements
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(1)Section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003 (statement of licensing policy) is amended as set out in subsections (2) to (7).

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)for “three” substitute “five”, and

(b)in paragraph (b) omit “(a “licensing statement”)”.

(3)Omit subsection (2).

(4)In subsection (3), for “three” substitute “five”.

(5)In subsection (4)—

(a)for “three” substitute “five”, and

(b)after “policy” insert “in respect of that period”.

(6)After subsection (6) insert—

(6A)Without prejudice to subsection (4), a licensing authority may replace its policy in respect of a period, with effect from any date during that period, by—

(a)determining its policy with respect to the exercise of its licensing functions in respect of a period of five years beginning with that date, and

(b)publishing a statement of that policy before that date.

(6B)Subsection (3) applies in relation to any determination under subsection (6A) as it applies in relation to a determination under subsection (1).

(6C)A licensing statement must specify the five year period to which it relates.

(7)After subsection (7) insert—

(8)In this section—

  • “five year period”, in relation to a licensing authority, means—

    (a)

    if paragraph (b) does not apply, the period of five years ending with 6 January 2016, and each subsequent period of five years, or

    (b)

    if a licensing authority has published a licensing statement under subsection (6A), the period of five years to which the most recently published such statement relates, and each subsequent period of five years;

  • “licensing statement” means a statement published under subsection (1)(b) or (6A)(b).

(8)Any policy determined, and any licensing policy statement published, under section 5(1) of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the period of three years beginning with 7 January 2011 is, on and after the commencement of this subsection, to be treated for all purposes as if—

(a)it had been determined and published under that section (as amended by this section) in respect of the period of five years beginning with 7 January 2011, and

(b)it specified the five year period to which it relates.

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