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Part 2 E+W+SAdvance and Interim Applications, and Conversion

Advance applicationsE+W+S

5In this Schedule a reference to an advance application for a licence or permit is a reference to an application made in advance of the commencement of the offence or other provision of this Act in connection with which the licence or permit is required.

6The Secretary of State may by order—

(a)make provision about the making, consideration or determination of an advance application for a licence or permit;

(b)make provision about the effect of a licence or permit issued in response to an advance application;

(c)require the person to whom an advance application for a licence or permit under this Act is made to determine the application within a specified period;

(d)make provision for an advance application for a licence or permit under this Act to be treated as granted (for such purposes, with such effect and for such period as the order may specify) if not determined in accordance with a requirement imposed under paragraph (c).

7An order under paragraph 6—

(a)may make provision about advance applications generally or only if made before a specified date or during a specified period, and

(b)may make different provision in relation to different classes of advance application or different classes of activity.

Interim applicationsE+W+S

8The Secretary of State may by order make provision for or about the grant or renewal of a licence or other document, or a registration, under an enactment to be repealed by this Act during a specified period between the passing of this Act and the commencement of the repeal.

Conversion of existing licences, &c.E+W+S

9The Secretary of State may by order—

(a)make provision for the conversion of a licence or other document under an enactment to be repealed by this Act into a licence or permit under this Act (which may, in particular, include provision requiring a person to whom an advance application is made to grant it in specified circumstances or to a specified extent);

(b)make provision for the conversion of registration under an enactment to be repealed by this Act into registration under this Act or into possession of a licence or permit under this Act (which may, in particular, include provision requiring a person to whom an advance application is made to grant it in specified circumstances or to a specified extent).

10An order under paragraph 9 may provide for conversion of licences, other documents or registrations generally or by reference to—

(a)the use made of a licence, document or registration,

(b)the age or duration of a licence, document or registration, or

(c)any other matter.

Orders: generalE+W+S

11An order under this Part—

(a)may include provision modifying the effect of a provision of this Act or the effect of a provision to be repealed by this Act, and

(b)may apply or replicate a provision of this Act with or without modification (including a provision conferring a discretion or providing for the payment of a fee).

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