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Age verification policyS

6Requirement for age verification policyS

(1)The 2005 Act is amended as follows.

(2)In schedule 3 (premises licences), after paragraph 9 insert—

Age verification policy

9A(1)There must be an age verification policy in relation to the sale of alcohol on the premises.

(2)An “age verification policy” is a policy that steps are to be taken to establish the age of a person attempting to buy alcohol on the premises (“the customer”) if it appears to the person selling the alcohol that the customer may be less than 25 years of age (or such older age as may be specified in the policy).

(3)The condition specified in this paragraph does not apply in relation to any sale of alcohol which takes place on the premises merely by virtue of being treated, by section 139, as taking place on the premises..

(3)In schedule 4 (occasional licences), after paragraph 8 insert—

Age verification policy

9(1)There must be an age verification policy in relation to the sale of alcohol on the premises.

(2)An “age verification policy” is a policy that steps are to be taken to establish the age of a person attempting to buy alcohol on the premises (“the customer”) if it appears to the person selling the alcohol that the customer may be less than 25 years of age (or such older age as may be specified in the policy).

(3)The condition specified in this paragraph does not apply in relation to any sale of alcohol which takes place on the premises merely by virtue of being treated, by section 139, as taking place on the premises..

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