General provisions relating to licensing authority and licensing committees

201 Licensing authority and licensing committees have powers of commissions of inquiry

(1)

Within the scope of its jurisdiction, the licensing authority and every licensing committee must be treated as being a Commission of Inquiry under the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1908; and that Act, with any necessary modifications, applies accordingly.

(2)

Subsection (1) is subject to this Act.

(3)

The power of the licensing authority or a licensing committee under the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1908 to issue summonses requiring the attendance of witnesses before it or the production of documents, or to do any other act preliminary or incidental to the hearing of any matter by the authority or committee, may be exercised by the chairperson, or by the secretary purporting to act by direction or with the authority of the chairperson.

(4)

In addition to its powers under the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1908, the licensing authority or a licensing committee has power at any time if it thinks fit to rehear any matter that it has determined.

Compare: 1989 No 63 s 110