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The Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Penalty for supplying or keeping intoxicating liquor in unregistered clubs

27.—(1) Where intoxicating liquor is supplied to any member or other person on the premises of a club which is not registered under this Order every person who supplies, obtains or consumes or permits another person to supply, obtain or consume such liquor shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) Where intoxicating liquor is kept for supply on the premises of a club which is not registered under this Order—

(a)the club; and

(b)every officer and member of the club; shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) A person guilty of an offence under this Article shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.

(4) In any proceedings for an offence by reason of a contravention of paragraph (2) it shall be a defence for a person to prove that the contravention occurred without his consent or connivance and that he exercised due diligence to prevent it.

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