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Transitional provisions

6.—(1) Unless article 7 below applies, no relevant person shall, in the relevant period, be guilty of an offence under section 7(1) of the 1982 Act in consequence of the giving by that person of any permission for which a licence would be required by virtue of article 3 of this Order where–

(a)an application has been made prior to 1st October 2000 by that person to the licensing authority for a licence to give that permission; and

(b)that application is not withdrawn.

(2) In paragraph (1) above–