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Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Licensing (Closure Orders) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 and shall come into force on 1st September 2009.

(2) In these Regulations, “the Act” means the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

Closure orders

2.—(1) An application to a Licensing Board under paragraph (a) of section 97(1) of the Act is to be in the form set out in Parts A and B of Schedule 1.

(2) A closure order made under subsection (1) of section 97 of the Act is to be in the form set out in Part C of Schedule 1.

Emergency closure orders etc.

3.—(1) An emergency closure order made under subsection (2) of section 97 of the Act is to be in the form set out in Part 1 of Schedule 2.

(2) The notice to be given under subsection (3) of section 99 of the Act is to be in the form set out in Part 2 of Schedule 2.

(2) The notice to be given under subsection (2) of section 98 of the Act is to be in the form set out in Part 3 of Schedule 2.

Termination of closure orders

4.—(1) An application to a Licensing Board under paragraph (a) of section 98(3) of the Act is to be in the form set out in Parts A and B of Schedule 3.

(2) A Licensing Board is to give to the applicant notice of its decision on such an application and such notice is to be in the form set out in Part C of Schedule 3.

Notice by senior police officer

5.  As soon as practicable after a senior police officer has–

(a)made an emergency closure order under section 97(2) of the Act;

(b)terminated such an order under section 98(1) of the Act; or

(c)extended such an order under section 99(1) of the Act,

that officer is to give notice of the order, termination or extension to the Licensing Board in the area of which the premises in question are situated.

GEORGE LYON

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

31st January 2007