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These Regulations revoke and re-enact with modifications the Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations 1996. The Regulations provide for the licensing of persons in respect of the provision of facilities for adventure activities (as defined). The Regulations apply to England, Scotland and Wales.
In addition to minor and drafting amendments, the Regulations make the following changes of substance.
(a)provide for an existing licence, in specified circumstances, to continue in force for a maximum period of three months (regulation 7(1) and 15(2));
(b)provide that, in granting a licence on application for renewal, the licensing authority may rely on an inspection carried out within 12 months prior to the date of expiry (regulation 7(2);
(c)enable the relevant national authority (as defined) to determine an appeal by referring any matter back to the licensing authority (regulation 15(6));
(d)require the licensing authority to send an annual report to the relevant national authority in addition to the Health and Safety Commission (regulation 18).
A copy of the regulatory impact assessment prepared in respect of these Regulations can be obtained from the Department for Education and Skills, Pupil Safety & School Security Team, 2B1, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BT. A copy has been placed in the library of each House of Parliament.
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