New clause 7 - Grant of licence

Gangmasters (Licensing) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:15 pm on 28th April 2004.

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'(1) The Authority may grant a licence if it thinks fit.

(2) A licence shall describe the activities authorised by it and shall be granted for such period as the Authority thinks fit.

(3) A licence authorises activities—

(a) by the holder of the licence, and

(b) by persons employed or engaged by the holder of the licence who are named or otherwise specified in the licence.

(4) In the case of a licence held otherwise than by an individual, the reference in subsection (3)(a) to activities by the holder of the licence shall be read as a reference only to such activities as are mentioned in whichever of the following provisions applies—

section (Application of Act to bodies corporate) (2) (body corporate);

section (Application of Act to unincorporated associations) (2) (unincorporated association);

section (Application of Act to partnerships) (4) (partnership that is regarded as a legal person under the law of the country or territory under which it is formed).

(5) A licence shall be granted subject to such conditions as the Authority considers appropriate.'.—[Jim Sheridan.]

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