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SCHEDULE 2SLocal Licensing Forums

(introduced by section 10(4))

IntroductoryS

1SIn this schedule, “Forum” means a Local Licensing Forum established under section 10.

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 2 para. 1 in force at 1.5.2007 by S.S.I. 2007/129, art. 3, Sch.

MembershipS

2(1)A Forum is to consist of such number (being not fewer than 5 and not more than [F121]) of members as the relevant council may determine.S

(2)The Scottish Ministers may by order substitute another number for the minimum or maximum number of members for the time being specified in sub-paragraph (1).

(3)At least one of the members must be a Licensing Standards Officer for the council's area.

[F2(3A)At least one of the members must be a person nominated by—

(a)the Health Board for the Forum's area, or

(b)if the Forum's area forms part of the area of more than one Health Board, the Health Board whose area contains the larger or, as the case may be, largest part of the Forum's area.]

(4)The other members are to be individuals appointed by the relevant council on such terms and conditions as the relevant council may determine.

(5)In appointing members of a Forum, the relevant council must seek to ensure so far as possible that the membership of the Forum is representative of the interests of persons or descriptions of persons who have an interest which is relevant to the Forum's general functions.

(6)Those persons include—

(a)holders of premises licences and personal licences,

[F3(ba)the chief constable,]

(c)persons having functions relating to health, education or social work,

(d)young people,

(e)persons resident within the Forum's area.

Textual Amendments

F1Figure in Sch. 2 para. 2(1) substituted (1.9.2011) by Licensing (Local Licensing Forum) (Scotland) Order 2011 (S.S.I. 2011/130), arts. 1, 2

F2Sch. 2 para. 2(3A) inserted (1.10.2011) by Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 18), ss. 11(7), 18(1) (with s. 16); S.S.I. 2011/149, art. 2, Sch.

F3Sch. 2 para. 2(6)(ba) substituted for Sch. 2 para. 2(6)(b) (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), s. 129(2), sch. 7 para. 29(10); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I2Sch. 2 para. 2 in force at 1.5.2007 by S.S.I. 2007/129, art. 3, Sch.

ConvenerS

3(1)At their first meeting in each calendar year, a Forum must elect one of the members of the Forum to be the convener of the Forum.S

(2)The convener holds office, on such terms and conditions as the relevant council may determine, until the next election under sub-paragraph (1).

(3)Meetings of the Forum are to be chaired by the convener.

(4)If the office of convener is vacant or the convener is for any reason unable to act, a meeting of the Forum may be chaired by any other member present.

Commencement Information

I3Sch. 2 para. 3 in force at 1.5.2007 by S.S.I. 2007/129, art. 3, Sch.

Administrative supportS

4SA council must provide each Forum established by them, or ensure each such Forum is provided, with such staff, property and services as the council considers are required for the Forum's purposes.

Commencement Information

I4Sch. 2 para. 4 in force at 1.5.2007 by S.S.I. 2007/129, art. 3, Sch.

Meetings and proceedingsS

5(1)Each Forum must, in each calendar year, hold at least 4 meetings.S

(2)The quorum for a meeting of a Forum is one half of the number of members (but in any case not fewer than 3).

(3)Meetings of a Forum must be held in public [F4unless the Forum determines that a meeting cannot be held in public for a reason relating to coronavirus].

(4)Otherwise, the arrangements for meetings of a Forum and other matters relating to proceedings of the Forum, are to be such as the Forum may determine.

(5)The proceedings of a Forum are not affected by—

(a)any vacancy in the membership of the Forum, or

(b)any defect in the appointment of a member of the Forum.

Textual Amendments

F4Words in sch. 2 para. 5(3) inserted (temp.) (7.4.2020) by virtue of Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 (asp 7), s. 17(1), sch. 5 para. 4(6) (with ss. 11-13)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I5Sch. 2 para. 5 in force at 1.5.2007 by S.S.I. 2007/129, art. 3, Sch.