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The Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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Prohibition of consumption, etc., of intoxicating liquor at entertainments organised for gain

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful to supply, keep for consumption or consume intoxicating liquor at any entertainment organised for gain in any premises.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to anything done at—

(a)any entertainment in licensed premises or in the premises of a club registered under the Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1987(1); or

(b)any entertainment in connection with which an occasional licence has been granted.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), for the purposes of this Article, an entertainment shall be deemed to have been organised for gain if any pecuniary advantage accrued or was intended to accrue to any person concerned in its organisation as a result of the entertainment; and in determining whether any such advantage so accrued or was intended to accrue no account shall be taken of any expenditure incurred in connection with the entertainment.

(4) An entertainment shall not be deemed to have been organised for gain if the whole proceeds of the entertainment, after deducting the expenses of the entertainment, are devoted to purposes other than private gain.

(5) Nothing in this Article shall affect the delivery or supply of intoxicating liquor to, or the consumption of intoxicating liquor by, a person in premises in which he is residing; and in determining for the purpose of this Article whether an entertainment is being held in any premises, the presence of persons residing in the premises shall be disregarded.

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