10. Minister to issue or renew or decline to issue or renew
(1) After considering an application in accordance with section 9 the Minister is to ¾
(a) issue or renew the licence in the prescribed form; or
(b) decline to issue or renew the licence.
(2) If the Minister declines to issue or renew a licence the Minister is to give to the applicant written notice setting out the decision and the reasons for it ¾
(a) in the case of an application for the issue of a licence, no more than 28 days after the decision is made; and
(b) in the case of an application for a renewal, at least 21 days before the current licence expires.