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Premises for which licences may be grantedN.I.

5.—(1) Without prejudice to Article 80, the premises in which the sale of intoxicating liquor is authorised by a licence shall be premises of one of the following kinds—

(a)premises in which the business carried on under the licence is the business of selling intoxicating liquor by retail for consumption either in or off the premises;

(b)premises in which the business carried on under the licence is the business of selling intoxicating liquor by retail for consumption off the premises;

(c)an hotel;

(d)a guest house;

(e)a restaurant;

(f)a conference centre;

(g)a higher education institution;

(h)a place of public entertainment;

(i)a refreshment room in public transport premises;

(j)a seamen's canteen.

[F1(k)an indoor arena]

[F2(l)an outdoor stadium.]

(2) Regulations, made subject to affirmative resolution, may prescribe the conditions under which any business authorised by the licence may be carried on in premises of a kind mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) or (b).

(3) Subject to paragraph (5) and to Article 51(1)(b), a licence shall not authorise the sale of intoxicating liquor in premises of any kind mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) to [F3(l)] ,—

(a)unless, subject to Article 17(3)—

(i)there is being carried on in those premises a business of the type normally carried on in premises of that kind; and

(ii)the sale of intoxicating liquor is ancillary to that business;

(b)for consumption off the premises.

(4) A licence for premises other than an hotel shall be authority for the sale of intoxicating liquor only in the part or parts of the premises delineated in plans kept under Article 34(2) F4... as the part or parts of the premises in which such liquor is permitted to be sold.

(5) In relation to premises which are an hotel—

(a)paragraph (3)(a) shall not apply where a note showing that the licence was granted—

(i)before 31st July 1902; or

(ii)between 30th July 1902 and 3rd May 1971 otherwise than under section 2(2) of the [1902 c. 18.] Licensing (Ireland) Act 1902 or section 9(a)(ii) of the [1923 c. 1 (N.I.).] Intoxicating Liquor Act (Northern Ireland) 1923; or

(iii)under Article 4(1) of the [1978 NI 14.] Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 or Article 12(1) of the [1990 NI 6.] Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 or Article 11(1) of this Order in lieu of an existing licence to which head (i) or (ii) applied,

has been made on the licence and recorded in the register of licences in respect of the premises;

(b)paragraph (3)(b) shall not prohibit or restrict the sale of intoxicating liquor for consumption off the premises, where—

(i)the purchaser is a resident or diner in the premises, or

(ii)a note such as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) has been made on the licence and recorded in the register of licences in respect of the premises.

(6) Subject to Article 17(3), where any person, being the holder of a licence for premises of a kind mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) to [F5(l)] , himself or by his servant or agent, either sells intoxicating liquor or makes it available for purchase in those premises in contravention of paragraph (3) he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both.

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