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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 58 – Objections and representations

124.This section allows any person to make objections and representations to Licensing Boards in connection with any application made to the Board for an occasional licence under section 56.

125.Subsection (2) places a duty on Licensing Boards to give the applicant notice of any objections or representations received and to take account of them in determining the application.

126.Subsection (3) permits Licensing Boards to reject any frivolous or vexatious objection or representation made to them. Subsection (4) permits Licensing Boards to recover costs from the person in question. Subsection (5) establishes the matters that would be considered acceptable evidence in any proceedings by a Licensing Board for recovery of costs under subsection (4).

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