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The Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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89.  Nothing in this Order shall—

(a)affect the operation of the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1972(1);

(b)apply to the sale or consumption of intoxicating liquor to or in any canteen in which the sale of intoxicating liquor is carried on under the authority of the Secretary of State or the Police Authority for Northern Ireland or to or in any authorised mess of members of Her Majesty’s naval, military or air forces;

(c)prejudice or affect the sale by any manufacturing or wholesale chemist and druggist of spirits of wine wholesale for medicinal purposes to registered medical practitioners, duly registered pharmaceutical chemists, chemists and druggists or persons requiring the spirits for use for scientific purposes in any laboratory;

(d)apply to the sale or supply of medicated spirits or spirits or spirituous liquor made up in medicine by a doctor;

(e)apply to intoxicating liquor in confectionery which—

(i)does not contain intoxicating liquor in a proportion greater than one-fiftieth of a gallon of liquor (containing a quantity of ethyl alcohol amounting to 57 per cent. of the volume of the liquor inclusive of the alcohol contained in it as at 20°C) per pound of the confectionery; and

(ii)either consists of separate pieces weighing not more than 1 and a half ounces or is designed to be broken into such pieces for the purposes of consumption;

(f)apply to the sale of intoxicating liquor to or by a public body exercising functions in connection with the training of persons who are or propose to become engaged or employed in the hotel or catering industry, if it is supplied with meals prepared or served by such persons by way of demonstration or consumed as ancillary to such a meal.

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