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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 109 – Sending a child or young person to obtain alcohol

228.This section makes it an offence to send a child or young person to obtain alcohol which is sold for consumption off the premises.  This offence covers, for example, circumstances where a parent sends his or her child to an off-licence to collect some alcohol which has been bought over the telephone.

229.Subsection (2) provides that the offence will be committed regardless of whether the child or young person is sent to the actual premises from where the alcohol is sold or supplied, or whether he is sent to other premises to which the alcohol has been sent.

230.Subsection (3) provides that the offence will not be committed where the child or young person works at the premises in question and his or her job involves taking deliveries of alcohol.

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