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The Policing and Crime Act 2009 (Transitional and Saving Provisions)(Wales) Order 2010

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1.  The title of this Order is the Policing and Crime Act 2009 (Transitional and Saving Provisions) (Wales) Order 2010 and it applies in relation to Wales.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order—

  • “the 2009 Act” (“Deddf 2009”) means the Policing and Crime Act 2009,

  • “the 2003 Act” (“Deddf 2003”) means the Licensing Act 2003(1),

  • “the 1982 Act” (“Ddeddf 1982”) means the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982(2),

  • “the first appointed day” (“y diwrnod penodedig cyntaf”) in relation to the area of a local authority, means the day on which Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act, as amended by section 27 of the 2009 Act, comes into force in that area in consequence of a resolution of the local authority under section 2 of the 1982 Act or paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 3 to the 2009 Act,

  • “local authority” (“awdurdod lleol”)has the meaning given by section 2(5) of the 1982 Act,

  • “premises” (“mangre”) (other than in the expressions “premises licence” and “club premises certificate”) has the meaning given by paragraph 2A(14) of Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act,

  • “premises licence” (“trwydded i fangre”) (and “club premises certificate” (“tystrsgrif mangre clwb”)) have the same meaning as in the 2003 Act,

  • “relevant entertainment” (“adloniant perthnasol”) has the same meaning as in paragraph 2A of Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act,

  • “the second appointed day” (“yr ail ddiwrnod penodedig”) in relation to the area of a local authority, means the first day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning with the day which is the first appointed day in relation to that area,

  • “sex cinema” (“sinema ryw”) has the meaning given by paragraph 3 of Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act,

  • “sex shop” (“siop ryw”) has the meaning given by paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act,

  • “sexual entertainment venue” (“lleoliad adloniant rhywiol”) (and references to the use of the premises as such a venue) have the meaning given by paragraph 2A of Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act,

  • “the third appointed day” (“y trydydd diwrnod penodedig”), in relation to the area of a local authority, means the first day after the end of the period of 12 months beginning with the day which is the first appointed day in relation to that area.

(2) The references in articles 6(1), 7(1) and 8(1) to an application for the grant of a licence under Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act in relation to a sexual entertainment venue include references to an application for a variation or renewal of a licence under Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act for a sex shop or sex cinema so as to enable the use of the premises concerned as a sexual entertainment venue.

(3) The references in articles 6 to 8 to the determination of an application do not include references to the determination of any appeal against a refusal to grant such an application.

Transitional and saving provisions

3.  Articles 4 to 11 apply if Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act, as amended by section 27 of the 2009 Act, comes into force in the area of a local authority in consequence of a resolution of the authority under section 2 of the 1982 Act or paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 3 to the 2009 Act.

4.  Paragraphs 28 and 29 of Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act (existing transitional provision) do not apply in relation to sexual entertainment venues.

5.—(1) It is lawful for any person who, immediately before the first appointed day has a 2003 Act licence in relation to any premises and uses the premises as a sexual entertainment venue under the 2003 Act licence, or is undertaking preparatory work to use the premises as such a venue under that licence, to use the premises as a sexual entertainment venue under the 2003 Act licence until the third appointed day, or the determination of an application to which article 6 or 7 applies and which is made by that person (including the determination of any appeal against a refusal to grant the application), whichever is the later.

(2) In paragraph (1) “2003 Act licence”, in relation to any premises, means a premises licence or club premises certificate under which it is lawful to provide relevant entertainment at those premises.

(3) Paragraph (1) applies despite Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act (and therefore any use authorised by that paragraph is not contrary to paragraph 6 of that Schedule) but is otherwise without prejudice to any other enactment.

6.—(1) This article applies to an application, which is made under Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act on or after the first appointed day but on or before the second appointed day, for the grant of a licence under that Schedule in relation to a sexual entertainment venue.

(2) The local authority concerned must not determine any application to which this article applies until it has considered all such applications.

(3) Where the local authority grants such an application before the third appointed day in relation to premises to which article 5(1) applies, the licence does not take effect until the third appointed day.

(4) Paragraph (3) does not prevent any other licence granted on an application to which this article applies from having immediate effect.

7.—(1) This article applies to an application, which is made under Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act after the second appointed day but before the third appointed day, for the grant of a licence under that Schedule in relation to a sexual entertainment venue.

(2) The local authority concerned must not determine any application to which this articles applies until it has determined all the applications to which article 6 applies.

(3) Where the local authority grants an application to which this article applies before the third appointed day in relation to premises to which article 5(1) applies, the licence does not take effect until the third appointed day.

(4) Paragraph (3) does not prevent any other licence granted on an application to which this article applies from having immediate effect.

8.—(1) This article applies to an application, which is made under Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act on or after the third appointed day, for the grant of a licence under that Schedule in relation to a sexual entertainment venue.

(2) The local authority concerned must not determine any application to which this article applies until it has determined all the applications to which article 7 applies.

9.—(1) The amendment made to Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act by section 27(5) of the 2009 Act (grounds for refusal of licences) does not apply to any application made under that Schedule before the first appointed day for the grant or renewal of a licence for a sex shop or sex cinema.

(2) The amendment made to Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act by section 27(7) of the 2009 Act (fees) does not apply to any application made under that Schedule before the first appointed day for the variation of a licence for a sex shop or sex cinema.

(3) The amendment made to Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act by section 27(8) of the 2009 Act (powers of constables and local authority officers) does not apply where a constable or authorised officer of a local authority is acting in relation to a sex shop or sex cinema under the authority of a warrant granted under that Schedule before the first appointed day.

(4) The amendment made to Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act by section 27(9) of the 2009 Act (appeals) does not apply to any application made under that Schedule before the first appointed day for the renewal of a licence for a sex shop or sex cinema.

10.  The amendment made by paragraph 23 of Schedule 7 to the 2009 Act does not apply in relation to premises to which article 5(1) applies until the authority granted by that article to use the premises expires.

11.—(1) Paragraph (2) applies if, on an application to which article 6 or 7 applies in relation to the premises to which article 5(1) applies, a person is granted a licence under Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act to use the premises as a sexual entertainment venue.

(2) Any conditions in the premises licence or club premises certificate concerned which—

(a)relate expressly and exclusively to the regulation of relevant entertainment at the premises, or

(b)are inconsistent with, and less onerous than, the condition in the licence granted under Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act,

are to be treated as if deleted from the premises licence or club premises certificate concerned from the day on which the licence granted under Schedule 3 to the 1982 Act has effect.

Carl Sargeant

Minister for Social Justice and Local Government, one of the Welsh Minister

4 May 2010

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