136. Application for issue of safety certificates.

If a local authority1 receives an application for a safety certificate2 for a designated sports ground3 in its area, it is its duty to determine whether the applicant is a 'qualified person', that is a person likely to be in a position to prevent contravention of the terms and conditions of a certificate4. If the authority determines that the applicant is not a qualified person, it must serve5 on him written notice of its determination6. If a local authority determines that an applicant is a qualified person, where no general safety certificate7 for the sports ground is in operation,