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The Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Increase in penalties

14.—(1) In the Licensing Act

(a)in section 6(4) (failure to comply with court order requiring alterations in licensed premises) for the words from “£100” onwards there shall be substituted “level 5 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both”;

(b)in section 31(b) (failure to comply with court order requiring restoration of licensed premises to their original condition) for the words from “£100” onwards there shall be substituted “level 5 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both”;

(c)in section 41(2) (selling, etc., intoxicating liquor outside permitted hours) for “level 3 on the standard scale” there shall be substituted “level 5 on the standard scale”;

(d)in section 50(1) (person found on licensed premises outside permitted hours) for “level 3” there shall be substituted “level 4”;

(e)in section 52(1) (selling, etc., intoxicating liquor without a licence) for “level 4” there shall be substituted “level 5”;

(f)in section 53(2) (selling, etc., certain kinds of alcohol) for “level 4” there shall be substituted “level 5”;

(g)in section 56 (selling, etc., intoxicating liquor contrary to conditions applicable to certain licences) for the words from “level 3” onwards substitute “level 4 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or both”;

(h)in section 61—

(i)in subsection (4)(a) (minor in licensed premises) for “level 2” there shall be substituted “level 3”;

(ii)in subsection (4)(b) (permitting minor to be, or causing or procuring minor to enter or be, in licensed premises) for “level 3” there shall be substituted “level 4”;

(iii)in subsection (6) (minor representing himself to be of full age for purpose of being in licensed premises) for “level 2” there shall be substituted “level 3”;

(i)in section 62—

(i)in subsection (6)(a) (selling, etc., intoxicating liquor to a minor) for “level 3 on the standard scale” there shall be substituted “level 5 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both”;

(ii)in subsection (6)(b) (minor buying, etc., intoxicating liquor) for “level 2” there shall be substituted “level 3”;

(iii)in subsection (8) (minor representing himself to be of full age for purpose of obtaining, etc., intoxicating liquor) for “level 2” there shall be substituted “level 3”;

(j)in section 63(1) (permitting drunkenness or disorderly conduct in licensed premises or selling liquor to a drunken person) for “level 3” there shall be substituted “level 4”;

(k)in section 65(2) (failure to leave licensed premises on request of the holder of the licence or a constable) for “level 3” there shall be substituted “level 4”;

(l)in section 69(1) (person found on unlicensed premises where intoxicating liquor is sold or consumed) for “level 3” there shall be substituted “level 4”;

(m)in section 73(2) (failure to comply with court order) for the words from “£5” onwards there shall be substituted “level 4 on the standard scale or imprisonment for 3 months or both”;

(n)in paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 5 (failure to comply with court order) for the words from “£5” onwards there shall be substituted “level 4 on the standard scale or imprisonment for 3 months or both”.

(2) Nothing in this Article shall affect the punishment for an offence committed before this Article comes into operation.

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