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2.—(1) In these Regulations—
“the Act” means the Gambling Act 2005;
“applicant” means a person who makes an application;
“application” means an application made under sections 159, 187, 188, 195, 197 or 204;
“relevant committee” means a licensing committee to which functions are delegated by virtue of section 154(1), or a licensing sub-committee empowered to discharge such functions by arrangement under section 10(1) of the Licensing Act 2003;
“notice of hearing” means a notice given to a party in accordance with regulation 5;
“party” means a person to whom a notice of hearing is given in accordance with regulation 5(1);
“representations” means representations made in accordance with regulations under section 161 in relation to an application, or section 197(6) or 200(5) in relation to a review;
“review” means a review under section 201; and
“working day” means a day which is not a Saturday or a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday in England and Wales under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(1).
(2) For the purposes of these Regulations, a reference to a review being determined is a reference to the licensing committing deciding what, if any, action it proposes to take under section 202 following a review.
(3) A reference in these regulations to a numbered section or subsection is a reference to that section or subsection of the Act so numbered, unless the contrary is indicated.
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