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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990

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19Procedure for refusal, variation or revocation of licence

(1)Where a licence committee proposes to refuse a licence or to refuse to vary a licence so as to designate another individual in place of the person responsible, the committee shall give notice of the proposal, the reasons for it and the effect of subsection (3) below to the applicant.

(2)Where a licence committee proposes to vary or revoke a licence, the committee shall give notice of the proposal, the reasons for it and the effect of subsection (3) below to the person responsible and the nominal licensee (but not to any person who has applied for the variation or revocation).

(3)If, within the period of twenty-eight days beginning with the day on which notice of the proposal is given, any person to whom notice was given under subsection (1) or (2) above gives notice to the committee of a wish to make to the committee representations about the proposal in any way mentioned in subsection (4) below, the committee shall, before making its determination, give the person an opportunity to make representations in that way.

(4)The representations may be—

(a)oral representations made by the person, or another acting on behalf of the person, at a meeting of the committee, and

(b)written representations made by the person.

(5)A licence committee shall—

(a)in the case of a determination to grant a licence, give notice of the determination to the person responsible and the nominal licensee,

(b)in the case of a determination to refuse a licence, or to refuse to vary a licence so as to designate another individual in place of the person responsible, give such notice to the applicant, and

(c)in the case of a determination to vary or revoke a licence, give such notice to the person responsible and the nominal licensee.

(6)A licence committee giving notice of a determination to refuse a licence or to refuse to vary a licence so as to designate another individual in place of the person responsible, or of a determination to vary or revoke a licence otherwise than on an application by the person responsible or the nominal licensee, shall give in the notice the reasons for its decision.

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