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7. In section 4 (grant or refusal of licence)—
(a)in subsection (1) omit paragraph (b) and “, or” immediately preceding it;
(b)after subsection (1) insert the following subsection—
“(1A) Before granting or refusing to grant a licence for a zoo, the local authority shall also—
(a)consult the applicant about the conditions they propose would be attached to the licence, if one were granted, under section 5(2A) and (if applicable) section 5(3); and
(b)make arrangements for an inspection to be carried out in accordance with section 9A (subject to subsection (2) of that section).”;
(c)after subsection (2) insert the following subsection—
“(2A) The local authority shall also refuse to grant a licence for a zoo if they are not satisfied that the conservation measures referred to in section 1A will be implemented in a satisfactory manner at the zoo.”; and
(d)in subsection (3) after “if” insert “subsection (2A) does not apply but”.
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