207 Procedure for suspending, cancelling, or refusing to renew licensed promoter’s licence

(1)

If the Secretary proposes to suspend, cancel, or refuse to renew a licensed promoter’s licence, the Secretary must notify the licensed promoter of—

(a)

the proposal to suspend, cancel, or refuse to renew the licence; and

(b)

the reason for the proposed suspension, cancellation, or refusal; and

(c)

the licensed promoter’s rights, and the procedure to be followed,—

(i)

before the suspension or cancellation takes effect; or

(ii)

as a result of the refusal to renew the licence.

(2)

A licensed promoter may make written submissions to the Secretary concerning the proposed suspension, cancellation, or refusal to renew within—

(a)

20 working days after the date of the notice under subsection (1); or

(b)

any longer period that the Secretary allows if an application for an extension is made within the time period specified in paragraph (a).

(3)

The Secretary must consider any submissions made by the licensed promoter.

(4)

If the Secretary decides to suspend a licensed promoter’s licence, the Secretary must notify the licensed promoter of—

(a)

the date that the suspension takes effect, being the date of the notice or a specified date after the date of the notice; and

(b)

the suspension period (up to 6 months); and

(c)

the reason for the suspension; and

(d)

the matters to be dealt with in order for the Secretary to consider withdrawing the suspension before the end of the suspension period; and

(e)

the consequences of not dealing with the matters identified.

(5)

If the Secretary decides to cancel or refuse to renew a licensed promoter’s licence, the Secretary must notify the licensed promoter of,—

(a)

for a cancellation, the date on which it takes effect and the reason for the cancellation:

(b)

for a refusal to renew, the reason for the refusal.

(6)

If subsection (4) or subsection (5) applies, the Secretary must also notify the licensed promoter of—

(a)

the right to appeal the decision; and

(b)

the process to be followed for an appeal under section 209.