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The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1985

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1.—(1) An entertainment to which this paragraph applies shall not be provided at a place to which this paragraph applies except under and in accordance with the terms of a licence granted under paragraph 3 by the council for the district in which the place is situated.N.I.

(2) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), this paragraph applies to the following entertainments, namely—

(a)a theatrical performance;

(b)dancing, singing or music or any other entertainment of a like kind;

(c)a circus;

(d)any entertainment which consists of, or includes, any public contest, match, exhibition or display of—

(i)boxing, wrestling, judo, karate or any similar sport;

(ii)billiards, pool, snooker or any similar game;

(iii)darts;

(iv)any other sport or game prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph by an order made by the Department subject to affirmative resolution.

(3) This paragraph does not apply to—

(a)any music or singing—

(i)in a place used wholly or mainly for public religious worship; or

(ii)performed as an incident of a religious meeting or service;

(b)an entertainment which takes place wholly or mainly in the open air.

(4) Subject to sub-paragraph (5), machines for entertainment or amusement and equipment for the playing of billiards, pool, snooker or other similar games shall not be provided at a place to which this paragraph applies except under and in accordance with the terms of a licence granted under paragraph 3 by the council for the district in which the place is situated.

(5) Sub-paragraph (4) does not apply to—

(a)machines or equipment provided incidentally to the main purpose or use of any place;

(b)machines or equipment provided wholly or mainly in the open air;

(c)gaming machines, that is to say machines which are constructed or adapted for playing games of chance by means of them and have slots or apertures for the insertion of money in the form of cash or tokens.

(6) Subject to sub-paragraph (7), this paragraph applies to—

(a)any place where, on payment of a charge, persons are admitted for the purpose of entertainment or amusement;

(b)any place where, on payment of a charge, meals or refreshments are supplied to the public; and

(c)any place where, on payment of a charge, persons may use any machines or equipment referred to in sub-paragraph (4) for the purpose of entertainment or amusement,

and in this sub-paragraph “charge” includes any form of charge whenever paid and whether paid by money or money's worth.

(7) This paragraph does not apply to the following places, namely—

(a)any premises licensed under[F1 Article 3 of the Cinemas (Northern Ireland) Order 1991]; or

(b)an educational institution while being used as such.

(8) In the following provisions of this Schedule references to an entertainment to which this paragraph applies shall include references to any machine or equipment referred to in sub-paragraph (4).

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