Dear North Lanarkshire Licensing Board,
Please could you release to me information on how many Licensed Betting Offices were licensed in the borough in each year from 2007 to 2013.
For clarity: I wish to understand the total number of bookmakers licenced in each year 2007-13 and how that has changed over time.
This means that licenced bookmakers whose licences have lapsed, been surrendered or have been revoked need to be included, just information of when the currently licenced premises were first licenced is potentially misleading when analysing the trend over time.
Some councils make their current register available online,
unfortunately this gives just the current number not the historic trend.
Your email of 3 April 2014 relating to betting premises licences has been passed to me for response. I enclose a list of Betting Premises Licences for the North Lanarkshire Area – this is in an excel format and shows date of grant together with information on surrendered or revoked licences as requested.
I can advise that North Lanarkshire Licensing Board, having regard to the provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that request, can require a review of that decision by writing to the Executive Director of Corporate Services, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB. Accordingly, if you are dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the Executive Director of Corporate Services.
I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who is dissatisfied with a notice given by the Licensing Board under Section 21 of the Act i.e a notice following a review of a decision by the Licensing Board, or by the failure of a Licensing Board to give such a notice – may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt with in accordance with the Act. Such an application must be in writing or in another form which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for subsequent reference – for example a recording made in audio or video tape – must state the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence and must specify the request for information to which the requirement for review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the decision on review by the Licensing Board or the failure of the Licensing Board to issue such a decision. The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted as follows:-
Scottish Information Commissioner
I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose. If, however, you require further information or I can assist in any other way, please let me know.
Licensing Administration Manager
Tel: 01698 302459
Email: [email address]
Dear Worton Jacqueline,
Many thanks for this timely and complete response
2007 - 91 (+2)
2008 - 92 (+1)
2009 - 92 (+5 -5)
2010 - 89 (+1 -4)
2011 - 85 (+2 -6)
2012 - 84 (+4 -5)
2013 - 85 (+1)
2014 - 86 (+2 -1, to date)
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