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(1) Each licensing authority must maintain, as respects activities in relation to which it is the appropriate licensing authority and licences for those activities, a register of licensing information.
(2) The register must contain prescribed particulars of or relating to—
(a) applications for licences;
(b) licences granted;
(c) variations of licences;
(d) revocations of licences;
(e) information supplied in connection with any licence in pursuance of any provision of this Part;
(f) convictions for any offence under this Part;
(g) any other action taken to enforce any provision of this Part;
(h) occasions on which any remedial action has been taken;
(i) such other matters relating to licences or the licensable marine activities as may be prescribed.
(3) The register must be maintained in accordance with regulations made by the appropriate licensing authority.
(4) Each licensing authority must make arrangements—
(a) for its register to be available for inspection at all reasonable times by members of the public free of charge;
(b) for copies of entries in its register to be supplied, on request, to members of the public on payment of a reasonable charge.
(5) Information must not appear in the register if—
(a) the Secretary of State determines that its disclosure in the register would be contrary to the interests of national security, or
(b) the appropriate licensing authority determines that its disclosure in the register would adversely affect the confidentiality of commercial or industrial information where such confidentiality is provided by law to protect a legitimate commercial interest.
(6) The appropriate licensing authority must review a determination to exclude information under subsection (5)(b) every four years.
(7) On a review under subsection (6) the authority must include the information in the register unless, on the application of any person to whom the information relates, the authority determines that it should continue to be excluded.
(8) Where information of any description is excluded from a register by virtue of subsection (5)(b), a statement must be entered in the register indicating the existence of information of that description.
(9) In this section “prescribed” means prescribed in regulations made under this section.
Royal Assent (in so far as it confers power to make regulations or an order under or by virtue of this Act): 12 November 2009: see s 324(1)(c).
To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see s 324(3), (5).