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Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

Notification by the chief constable

216.Paragraph 6 modifies the operation of a number of provisions in the 2005 Act relating to the Chief Constable of Police Scotland being required to respond within 21 days to a notice from a Licensing Board. The purposes of the response is to provide information to Licensing Boards in respect of various licensing matters.

217.The provisions which are modified are: sections 21 (notification of premises licence application), 24 (applicant’s duty to notify of convictions), 24A (Licensing Board’s power to request antisocial behaviour report), 33 (notification of premises licence transfer application), 44 (notification of conviction), 73 (notification of personal licence application), 75 (applicant’s duty to notify of convictions) and 83 (notification of conviction) of the 2005 Act.

218.The effect of the modifications is that if the Chief Constable is unable to offer views within 21 days, the Licensing Board must be advised of this and given a timeframe for when the Chief Constable expects to be able to provide views.

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