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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 85 – Expiry of endorsements

178.This section provides for the expiry of endorsements of a personal licence after 5 years. An endorsement for this purpose is an endorsement made in pursuance of an order endorsing the licence made by a Licensing Board.

179.Subsection (3) permits the personal licence holder whose licence contains an endorsement to apply to the relevant Licensing Board, once the endorsement has expired, to have it removed. Where a Licensing Board receives such an application they must remove the endorsement if it has expired.

180.An expired endorsement is to be disregarded whether or not is has been removed from the licence.

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