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The Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Nightworkers clubs

5.—(1) Where a notice under Schedule 2 states that the club in respect of which an application is to be made is a nightworkers club and on the hearing of the application the county court is satisfied that the members of the club are persons who by reason of the times during which they are normally employed would be unable to take advantage of facilities provided by clubs to which Article 22 applies, the court shall direct that the following provisions of this Article shall have effect in relation to the club.

(2) The hours for the supply of intoxicating liquor shall be fixed by the county court on the application for the grant of registration and may be varied by a court of summary jurisdiction on renewal of the registration and the hours so fixed or varied shall—

(a)not exceed the total of—

(i)on week days, other than Good Friday or Christmas Day, 11½;

(ii)on Good Friday, 6;

(iii)on Sunday (not being Christmas Day), 5;

(iv)on Christmas Day, 9½; and

(b)provide for a break of at least 2 consecutive hours between 2 in the afternoon and 5 in the afternoon on Sunday and Good Friday; and

(c)not include any period between 1 in the morning and 6 in the morning of any day.

(3) The rules of the club shall prohibit the admission of guests of members to, or their presence in, the club premises between the hours of midnight and 10 in the morning next following.

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