291 Procedure for applications for cancellation of licence

(1)

An application for cancellation of a licence under section 289 must be made in the form and manner prescribed under section 285(2).

(2)

The licensing authority must—

(a)

send a copy of the application to the licensee; and

(b)

fix the earliest practicable date for a public hearing of the application; and

(c)

give at least 10 days’ notice of the hearing to the applicant and the licensee.

(3)

The applicant and the licensee are entitled to appear and be heard at the hearing, whether personally or by counsel, and to call, examine, and cross-examine any witnesses.

(4)

The evidence of any witnesses, and any submissions made, must be limited to whether the grounds for cancellation (specified in section 289(2)) can be established.