Clause 165

Equality Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:15 am on 2nd July 2009.

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Appeals

Amendments made: 289, in clause 165, page 121, line 19, after ‘authority’ insert ‘in England and Wales’.

The purpose of this amendment, together with amendments 290 and 291, is to make separate provision regarding appeals in Scotland.

Amendment 290, in clause 165, page 121, line 21, leave out ‘or, in Scotland, the sheriff’.

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 289.

Amendment 291, in clause 165, page 121, line 22, at end insert—

‘(1A) A person who is aggrieved by the refusal of a licensing authority in Scotland to issue an exemption certificate under section 159 may appeal to the sheriff before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date of the refusal.’.

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 289.

Amendment 292, in clause 165, page 121, line 23, after ‘subsection (1)’ insert ‘or (1A)’.—(The Solicitor-General.)

This amendment is consequent on amendment 291.

Clause 165, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.