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SCOTTISH Licensing Authority Hugh McNamara want: operators in his area to givc written notice of any changes tc their maintenance arrange.
ments, and will regard theil failure to do so as a contraven. tion of the condition of thc licence.
From October 1, all applicant: for new licences, those renewinc their licences, and those seekinG major variations of their licence5 will be bound by the new condition to their 0-licence.
This will give him additiona grounds for considering the revocation, suspension, curtailment or premature terminatior of the licence.
The arrangement, which brings Scotland into line with a few other parts of Britain, ha:.
been prompted by an increase ir the number of cases where operators have failed to honoui their obligations to notify the LA. Mr McNamara hopes now thai the inclusion of the new condi tion will serve as a more constant reminder to operators, but stresses that it does not add tc his ultimate powers.
A similar scheme was introduced in the Eastern Traffic Area last year (CM August 30), and a special form is also demanded in the Yorkshire Area. '