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The Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Sales by wholesalers, etc.N.I.

78.—(1) A wholesaler within the meaning of section 4 of the [1979 c. 4.] Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 shall not sell intoxicating liquor to any person in Northern Ireland other than a person mentioned in paragraph (2) unless—

(a)the wholesaler is the holder of a licence under this Order for premises which are either of a kind mentioned in Article 5(1)(a) or (b) or an hotel to which Article 5(5)(b)(ii) applies; and

(b)the sale is made in those premises during the permitted hours.

(2) The persons referred to in paragraph (1) are—

(a)the holder of a licence under this Order;

(b)a wholesaler within the meaning of the said section 4;

(c)a public body;

(d)any person who may lawfully sell intoxicating liquor by retail without a licence;

(e)a club which is registered, or exempted from registration, under the [1996 NI 23.] Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1996; or

(f)any other persons of such classes as may be prescribed by regulations made subject to affirmative resolution.

(3) Any person acting in contravention of paragraph (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(4) A manufacturer of, or wholesale dealer in, cider, notwithstanding that he is not the holder of a licence, may sell cider to the holder of a licence in any quantity.

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