Licensing of Indoor Events Act 2003
Determination of application for licence.
6. —(1) A fire authority shall determine an application for a licence as soon as practicable but not later than 28 days after all requirements, including requirements prescribed under section 5(9), have been complied with or within such other period, as provided for in subsection (2).
(2) Where, following an application for a licence, it appears to the fire authority that it would not be possible or appropriate, because of the particular circumstances relating to the application, to determine the application within the period referred to in subsection (1), the fire authority shall, by notice in writing served on the person who has applied for the licence, inform that person of the reasons why it would not be possible or appropriate to determine the application within that period and shall specify the date before which or the period within which the fire authority intends that the application shall be determined.
(3) When considering an application for a licence, a fire authority shall have regard to any information submitted to it by the person making the application in accordance with section 5(4) concerning—
(a) compliance by the person applying for the licence with codes of practice issued by the Minister or any other Minister of the Government,
(b) the provision of adequate measures and procedures for securing the safety of persons attending the indoor event,
(c) the provision of adequate facilities for the health and welfare of persons attending the indoor event including the adequacy of sanitary facilities,
(d) measures concerning the maintenance of public order at the indoor event,
(e) the provision and maintenance of adequate public liability insurance for the indoor event,
(f) measures for displaying notices for persons attending the indoor event in respect of the obligations of such persons and their conduct at the indoor event,
(g) any regulations made under this Act,
(h) the provision, where appropriate, of seating at the indoor event, and
(i) the number of persons that are anticipated to attend the indoor event,
and to any matters arising out of the notification procedure prescribed under section 5(10)(a).
(4) Without prejudice to the generality of section 5(6), a condition attached to a licence may include a condition relating to all or any of the following—
(a) any matter specified in subsection (3),
(b) the carrying out of any works in or at the building,
(c) the number of indoor events which may take place in the building within a specified period that does not exceed one year,
(d) the maximum number of persons that may attend the indoor event, and
(e) any matter arising out of regulations made by the Minister under this Act.
(5) A fire authority shall, as soon as is practicable, notify the person who has made the application in writing of its decision to grant or refuse to grant a licence under section 5(6).
(6) Where a fire authority refuses to grant a licence it shall, by notice in writing, inform the person who has made the application of the reasons for so refusing.