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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 43 – Licence holder’s duty to notify Licensing Board of convictions

91.Where a premises licence holder (or in the case of a company, partnership or club, a “connected person” – see section 147(3)) is convicted of a relevant offence in Scotland or a foreign offence then the licence holder must, no later than one month after the date of the conviction, notify the Licensing Board of the conviction. If the licence holder does not comply he or she would be guilty of an offence. The duty is imposed on the licence holder even where it is a connected person who has the conviction.

92.Subsection (4) specifies the mandatory requirements for such notices under subsection (3).

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