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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 95 – Licensing scheme: regulations

254.Section 95(1) allows the Scottish Ministers to make regulations in respect of how a licensing scheme referred to in section 94(1) will operate. Subsection (2) sets out what the regulations may contain. This includes: the licence conditions which may apply under regulations; who will administer the scheme; the application procedure; the circumstances under which an application may be refused or granted; for what period the licence may be granted; provisions for suspension or revocation of licences; and any conditions that may be applied, such as the fees that may be payable and provision about appeals against certain decisions of the licensing authority.

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