(1) The Authority must consider every application for a licence.
(2) In considering an application for a licence, the Authority may—
(a) conduct any inquiries it thinks fit;
(b) require an applicant to provide any further information that the Authority thinks fit in the manner required by the Authority;
(c) seek advice and information on the application from any other person or body or source it thinks fit.
(3) The Authority may engage or appoint any person to assist it in considering an application.
(4) The Authority may refuse to grant a licence to a person if the person does not provide the further information required within a reasonable time of the requirement being made.
(5) The Authority may postpone its consideration of an application for a licence until such time as it considers appropriate.
(6) The Authority is not required to conduct a hearing to determine whether to grant a licence or refuse to grant a licence.