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Authorisations for additional permitted hoursN.I.

45.—(1) On the application of a holder of a licence for premises of a kind mentioned in Article 5(1)(a) other than premises to which an order under Article 44 applies, not less than 7 days before the occasion to which the application relates, the sub-divisional commander for the police sub-division in which the premises are situated may, in writing, authorise the holder of the licence to sell intoxicating liquor during the hours—

(a)on week-days from 11 in the evening to 1 in the morning of the day next following, or

(b)on Sunday, not being 31st December, from 10 in the evening to 12 in the evening, or

(c)on Sunday, being 31st December, from 10 in the evening to 1 in the morning of the day next following;

in addition to the hours mentioned in Article 42(1), on any 1 occasion specified in the authorisation, and any additional hours authorised under this Article shall be included in the permitted hours for those premises.

(2) Not more than 20 authorisations shall be granted under this Article to any holder of a licence in any year.

(3) Nothing in this Article shall permit an authorisation under paragraph (1) to authorise the sale of intoxicating liquor—

(a)on Christmas Day, Easter Day or Good Friday; or

(b)to a person admitted to the premises less than 30 minutes before the end of the hours mentioned in that paragraph.

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