221. Grant and refusal of licence.

Regulations made by the General Medical Council1 provide2 for a licence to practise3 to be granted to a medical practitioner on first registration under the Medical Act 1983 as a medical practitioner with full registration4, on being provisionally registered5, and in such other cases or circumstances as are prescribed6. The regulations include provision for a licensing authority7 to refuse to grant a licence to practise for a medical practitioner (notwithstanding the medical practitioner's registration8) in any case where the person has not demonstrated the necessary knowledge of English to the authority9.

The regulations provide that the registrar10 must11 grant a