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(1)A child or young person who knowingly consumes alcohol on any relevant premises commits an offence.
(2)Any responsible person who knowingly allows a child or young person to consume alcohol on any relevant premises commits an offence.
(3)Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to the consumption of beer, wine, cider or perry by a young person along with a meal supplied on relevant premises.
(4)A child or young person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
(5)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (2) is liable on summary conviction to—
(a)a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale,
(b)imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, or
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