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Door Supervisors (Registration) Bill

This is the text of the Door Supervisors (Registration) Bill, as presented to the House of Commons on 28 January 1998.

Door Supervisors (Registration) Bill
1.Power to make regulations.
2.Financial provisions.
4.Short title.





Establish national standards for door supervisors; to establish a national register of door supervisors; and for connected purposes.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

Power to make regulations.     1. - (1) The Secretary of State may by regulations-
    (a) establish national standards for door supervisors,
    (b) establish national standards for local authority licensing schemes for door supervisors, and
    (c) establish a national register of door supervisors.
      (2) Regulations under subsection (1) may include provision-
    (a) enabling local authorities to discover any recent and relevant convictions of a person seeking registration as a door supervisor;
    (b) with respect to the training and qualifications to be required of registered door supervisors;
    (c) for the charging of fees for registration; and
    (d) for the income from such fees to be used to defray the costs of local authorities with respect to licensing schemes and of the Secretary of State with respect to a national register.
      (3) The power to make regulations under this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument and no such regulations shall be made unless a draft of them has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.
Financial provisions.     2. - (1) There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State which is attributable to this Act.
      (2) Any fees received by the Secretary of State under this Act shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.
Interpretation.     3. In this Act "door supervisor" means any person employed at or near the entrance to licensed premises or to a gathering licensed by an entertainment licence to ascertain or satisfy himself as to the suitability of customers to be allowed on those premises or in that gathering or to maintain order on those premises or in that gathering.
Short title.     4. This Act may be cited as the Door Supervisors (Registration) Act 1998.

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