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Licences for Keeping Petroleum-SpiritE+W+S

1 Petroleum-spirit not to be kept without a licence. E+W+S
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C1S. 1 excluded by S.I. 1982/630, reg. 2(a)

(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, petroleum-spirit shall not be kept unless a petroleum-spirit licence is in force under this Act authorising the keeping thereof and the petroleum-spirit is kept in accordance with such conditions, if any, as may be attached to the licence:

Provided that the foregoing provision shall not apply to any petroleum-spirit kept either for private use or for sale so long as—

(a)it is kept in separate glass, earthenware, or metal vessels, securely stopped and containing not more than [F1570 millilitres] each; and

(b)the aggregate amount kept would not, if the whole contents of the vessels were in bulk, exceed [F115 litres].

(2)The occupier of any premises in which petroleum-spirit is kept in contravention of this section shall be [F2guilty of an offence.]

(3)If any person to whom a petroleum-spirit licence is granted contravenes any condition of the licence, he shall be [F2guilty of an offence.]

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F1Words in s. 1(1)(a)(b) substituted (10.9.1992) by S.I. 1992/1811, reg. 3(1), Sch. I Pt. I.

F2Words substituted by S.I. 1974/1942, Sch. 2 para. 1

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C1S. 1 excluded by S.I. 1982/630, reg. 2(a)

2 Provisions as to licences. E+W+S
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C2S. 2 excluded by S.I. 1982/630, reg. 2(a)

(1)The local authority empowered under this Act to grant petroleum-spirit licences shall be—

[F3(a)in Greater London or a metropolitan county, the fire authority;]

(c)elsewhere, [F4the county council][F5or county borough council]:

F6. . ..

(2)A petroleum-spirit licence may be granted by a local authority so as to be in force for such time, and subject to such provisions as to renewal, as the local authority think necessary.

(3)A local authority may attach to any petroleum-spirit licence such conditions as they think expedient, as to the mode of storage, the nature and situation of the premises in which, and the nature of the goods with which, petroleum-spirit is to be stored, the facilities for the testing of petroleum-spirit from time to time, and generally as to the safe-keeping of petroleum-spirit.

F7(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F7S. 2(4) repealed (1.1.1996) by S.I. 1995/2923, reg. 3(1), Sch. Pt. I

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C2S. 2 excluded by S.I. 1982/630, reg. 2(a)

3 Appeals from refusals by local authorities to grant licences. E+W+S
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C3S. 3 excluded by S.I. 1982/630, reg. 2(a)

[F8Where a person who is aggrieved by a decision of a local authority on an application for a petroleum-spirit licence appeals to the Secretary of State under section 44 of the M1Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the Secretary of State when he determines the appeal or a person who determines the appeal on his behalf under that section may, if he thinks fit, direct the Health and Safety Executive to grant the licence either without conditions or subject to such conditions as he thinks proper or to modify the conditions attached by the local authority, and any licence so granted or modified shall be in force for such time and be subject to such provisions as to renewal as may be specified in the licence and shall have effect as if granted by a local authority.]

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4 Fees payable for licences. E+W+S
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C4S. 4 excluded by S.I. 1982/630, reg. 2(a)

[F9In respect of every petroleum-spirit licence granted by a local authority, or by the Secretary of State or by the Health and Safety Executive under this Act, fees shall be payable in the first case to the local authority, and in the other two cases to the Health and Safety Executive], by the person to whom the licence is granted, at the rates [F10fixed by or determined under regulations made in accordance with section 43(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974].

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F9Words substituted by S.I. 1974/1942, Sch. 2 para. 4

F10Words substituted by S.I. 1987/52, reg. 2, Sch. 1

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C4S. 4 excluded by S.I. 1982/630, reg. 2(a)

C5S. 4 excluded (3.1.1992) by S.I 1991/1921, reg.11.

C6S. 4 amended (2.11.1992) by S.I. 1992/1752, regs. 1(1), 10(2), Sch. 9 Pt.II.

S. 4 excluded (2.11.1992) by S.I. 1992/1752, regs. 1(1),11.

S. 4 excluded (28.3.1994) by S.I. 1994/397, reg. 11

S. 4 excluded (18.11.1997) by S.I. 1997/2505, reg. 11

S. 4 excluded (1.4.1999) by S.I. 1999/645, reg. 11

S. 4 excluded (10.10.2000) by S.I. 2000/2482, reg. 11

S. 4 excluded (2.4.2002) by S.I. 2002/655, reg. 11

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