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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 81 – Court’s duty to notify Licensing Board of convictions

165.This section sets out the obligations of the court to the relevant Licensing Board where a personal licence holder is convicted of a relevant offence. The clerk to the court must, within the time period specified, notify the relevant Licensing Board of the conviction.

166.Subsection (3) provides that where the Licensing Board receives notice from the courts, but the personal licence holder in question is working in another Board’s area, then the Licensing Board which received the notice must provide that other Licensing Board with the required information.

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