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Power To End Special Licensing Provisions

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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(1) If a development corporation for a new town and the committee constituted for the new town under section 108 of the 1964 Act jointly apply to the Secretary of State for him to make an order under this section, he may make such an order.

(2) The power to make an order under this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.

(3) On an order coming into effect, subsections (4) to (6) below shall apply.

(4) If under section 108 of the 1964 Act a committee was constituted for that new town only the committee shall cease to exist.

(5) If under section 108 of the 1964 Act a committee was constituted for that and another new town—

  • (a) the committee shall cease to exercise its functions as respects the first-mentioned new town, and then this section shall apply as if under section 108 the committee had been constituted for the other new town only; and
  • (b) the Secretary of State shall vary any order made by him under the section in such manner as appears to him requisite in consequence of the coming into effect of the order under this section.
  • (6) Sections 111 and 112 of the 1964 Act shall cease to apply to the new town, but without prejudice to the operation of section 111 as respects an application made before the date on which the order comes into effect or made at the licensing sessions next held after that day.

    (7) In this section and the foregoing section "the 1964 Act" means the Licensing Act 1964.—[ Mr. Guy Barnett.]

    Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.