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The Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Prohibition of supply, etc., of intoxicating liquor outside permitted hours

Prohibition of supply, etc., of intoxicating liquor outside permitted hours

20.—(1) Except as permitted by or under this Order, intoxicating liquor shall not be supplied, obtained or consumed in the premises of a registered club except during the permitted hours.

(2) If paragraph (1) is contravened—

(a)the club; and

(b)the person supplying, obtaining or consuming the intoxicating liquor; and

(c)any other person permitting that person to supply, obtain or consume the intoxicating liquor; shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

Closing of bar outside permitted hours

21.—(1) Any bar on the premises of a registered club shall be kept closed except during the permitted hours.

(2) If paragraph (1) is contravened the registered club shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

General permitted hours

22.  Subject to the succeeding provisions of this part, the permitted hours in a registered club other than a nightworkers club are the hours—

(a)on week days, other than Good Friday or Christmas Day, from half past 11 in the morning to 11 in the evening; and

(b)on Good Friday from 5 in the afternoon to 11 in the evening; and

(c)except in the case of a sporting club, on Sunday (not being Christmas Day) from half past 12 in the afternoon to 10 in the evening with a break of 4 and a half hours beginning at half past 2 in the afternoon; and

(d)on Christmas Day from half past 12 in the afternoon to 10 in the evening.

Permitted hours in sporting clubs on Sunday

23.  The hours for the supply of intoxicating liquor in a sporting club other than a nightworkers club on a Sunday (not being a Christmas Day) shall on the application of the club—

(a)be fixed by the county court on the application for the grant of registration; or

(b)be fixed or varied by a court of summary jurisdiction on an application for renewal of the registration; and the hours so fixed or varied shall not exceed the total of 5 beginning not earlier than half past 12 in the afternoon and ending not later than 10 in the evening with a break of at least 2 consecutive hours between 2 in the afternoon and 5 in the afternoon.

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