HL Deb 02 November 1989 vol 512 cc407-8

30 Before Clause 8, insert the following new Clause —

'The Football Licensing Authority.

.—(1) There shall be a body called the Football Licensing Authority (in this Part of this Act referred to as "the licensing authority") which shall perform the functions assigned to it by this Part of this Act.

(2) The licensing authority shall consist of a chairman and not less than 4 nor more than 8 other members.

(3) The chairman and other members of the licensing authority shall be appointed by the Secretary of State.

(4) Schedule (The Football Licensing Authority: Supplementary Provisions) to this Act shall have effect with respect to the licensing authority.

(5) The expenses of the licensing authority shall be paid by the Secretary of State.'.

31 Clause 8, page 7, line 42, after `prove', insert `either that the spectators were admitted in an emergency or'.

32 Clause 9, page 8, line 9, at end insert — `(2A) The licensing authority shall not refuse to grant a licence without —

  1. (a) notifying the applicant in writing of the proposed refusal and of the grounds for it;
  2. (b) giving him an opportunity to make representations about them within the period of twenty-eight days beginning with the service of the notice; and
  3. (c) taking any representations so made into account in making its decision.'.

33 Page 8, line 16, at end insert 'and, if the Secretary of State gives to the licensing authority a direction under section (Power of Secretary of State to require conditions in licences relating to seating) below, the conditions may include conditions imposing requirements as respects the seating of spectators.'.

34 Page 8, line 16, at end insert — '(4A) A licence to admit spectators may also include conditions requiring specified descriptions of spectators to be refused admittance to the premises to watch designated football matches, or specified descriptions of designated football matches or a particular such match. (4B) Where a designation order includes the provision authorised by section 1(3)(b) above as respects the admission of spectators to any ground as authorised spectators, the licensing authority may, by notice in writing to the licence holder, direct that, for the purposes of any match or description of match specified in the direction, the licence shall be treated as including such specified terms and conditions as respects the admission of spectators as authorised spectators as the licensing authority considers appropriate; and the licence shall have effect, for that purpose, subject to those terms and conditions.'.

35 Page 8, line 31, after `notice', insert `in writing'.

36 Page 8, line 35, after `holder', insert 'in writing'.

37 Page 8, line 40, leave out `his' and insert 'the'.

38 Page 9, line 2, after `that', insert `except (in the case of the procedures) in an emergency,'.

39 Page 9, line 13, leave out `where he is not the licensing authority,'.

40 Page 9, line 24, at end insert — `( ) The fees charged on the issue of licences —

  1. (a) may be fixed so as to reimburse the licensing authority their expenses under this Part of this Act; and
  2. (b) shall be paid by the licensing authority to the Secretary of State.'.

41 Page 9, line 29, after 'licence' insert 'or in the case of subsection (4B) in the direction'.

42 Page 9, leave out lines 32 to 34.

Lord Hesketh

My Lords, I beg to move that this House do agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 30 to 42 en bloc. I beg to move.

Moved, That this House do agree with the Commons in the said amendments. —(Lord Hesketh.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

7.30 p.m.