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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 39 – Licensing Board’s powers on review

87.This section provides the range of sanctions that a Licensing Board may impose on reviewing a premises licence. The Board can issue a written warning, vary the licence, suspend it or revoke it. The Board can provide for a variation to apply only for a limited period of time.

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