Gaming (Amendment) Act 1982

Document Number:1982 CHAPTER 22
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 01/02/1991
 
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An Act to amend the law with respect to the times of year at which applications may be made relating to the licensing of premises or the registration of clubs or institutes under section 10 of the Gaming Act 1845 or Part II of the Gaming Act 1968 and otherwise with respect to the procedure to be followed in connection with such applications; to empower the Secretary of State to make provision by order as to the fees payable in connection with licences under the said section 10; and to repeal certain spent or obsolete enactments relating to the matters aforesaid.

[28 th June 1982]

Be it enactedby the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Amendments of the Gaming Act 1968.

The Gaming Act 1968 shall have effect with the amendments specified in Schedule 1 to this Act. The purpose of those amendments is—

(a) to enable an application to be made at any time of year for the grant of a licence under that Act, for the registration under Part II of that Act in England or Wales of a members' club or miners' welfare institute or for the renewal of such a licence or registration;

(b) to make minor changes in the procedure to be followed in connection with such applications; and

(c) to repeal spent provisions.

2 Amendments relating to billiard licences.

The Gaming Act 1845 and the Licensing Act 1872 shall have effect with the amendments specified in Schedule 2 to this Act. The purpose of those amendments is—

(a) to enable an application for the grant or transfer of a billiard licence under section 10 of the Gaming Act 1845 to be made at any licensing sessions held under the Licensing Act 1964 ;

(b) to empower the Secretary of State to make provision by order as to the fees payable for the grant or transfer of such licences; and

(c) to replace or repeal obsolete provisions.

3 Short title, commencement, savings and extent.

(1) This Act may be cited as the Gaming (Amendment) Act 1982.

(2) The provisions of this Act come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which it is passed.

(3) The amendments made by this Act do not affect—

(a) the duration or validity of a licence or registration in force immediately before the commencement of this Act; or

(b) the procedure for granting, transferring or renewing a licence or registration in a case where the application was made before the commencement of this Act.

(4) This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

Schedule 1 Amendments of the Gaming Act 1968

Meetings of licensing authority

1(1) In Schedule 2 (which relates to the grant, renewal, cancellation and transfer of licences) , insert the following paragraph after paragraph 2—

“2 A(1) Each licensing authority shall for each year fix a day in each of the months of—

(a) January, April, July and October if the authority is in England or Wales; or

(b) January, March, June and October if the authority is in Scotland, as a day on which, subject to paragraphs 7 and 13 of this Schedule, they will hold a meeting for the purpose of considering any application for the grant or renewal of a licence under this Act then awaiting consideration.

(2) In addition to any meeting on a day fixed in pursuance of the preceding sub-paragraph, a licensing authority may hold a meeting on any other day for the purpose of considering such applications as are mentioned in that sub-paragraph.”.

(2) In paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 (which applies in relation to the registration of members' clubs and miners' welfare institutes in England and Wales certain of the introductory provisions of Schedule 2) , for " Paragraph 2 " substitute

“Paragraphs 2 and 2 A”

and for " that paragraph " substitute

“those paragraphs”.

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