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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 82 – Licence holder’s duty to notify Licensing Board of convictions

167.This section requires that, where the holder of a personal licence is convicted of a relevant offence or foreign offence, the holder must, within one month, notify the Licensing Board which issued the licence and, if different, the Board for the area in which the licence holder is working, of the conviction.  Where a Licensing Board receives a notice under this section and has reason to believe that the licence holder is working in the area of another Board, the receiving Board must notify that other Board of the conviction.

168.Subsection (3) sets out the mandatory requirements for the content of such notices of conviction and what information must accompany those notices.

169.Subsection (5) provides that failure to comply with this section is an offence.

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