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Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

Modifications of duties of Licensing Standards Officers

213.Paragraph 5 sets out a number of modifications to the operation of provisions in the 2005 Act relating to Licensing Standards Officers.

214.Section 16 of the 2005 Act makes provision relating to the training of Licensing Standards Officers. Sections 57 and 73A of the 2005 Act make provision relating to notification of licensing applications to, amongst other persons, Licensing Standards Officers.

215.Subparagraphs (2), (3) and (4) of paragraph 5 of schedule 5 of the Act modify sections 16, 57 and 73A of the 2005 Act respectively. These modifications provide for different timescales for completion of training and other procedures provided for in those sections. The different timescales will provide additional flexibility during the coronavirus outbreak.

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