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The Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Authorisations for special occasionsN.I.

26.—(1) On the application of a registered club, not less than 7 days before the [F1first] 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 club to supply intoxicating liquor to members of the club and to guests of members of the club—

(a)except in the case of a nightworkers club, during the hours—

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

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

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

(b)in a nightworkers club on any day, during the 2 hours following the end of the permitted hours,

in addition to the hours mentioned in Article 24, [F2on such occasions specified in the authorisation as the commander thinks fit] , and any additional hours authorised under this Article shall be included in the permitted hours for the registered club.

(2) Not more than [F385] authorisations shall be granted under this Article to any club in any year.

(3) Nothing in this Article shall permit an authorisation under paragraph (1) to authorise the supply of intoxicating liquor on Christmas Day, Easter Day or Good Friday.

(4) Where an authorisation under paragraph (1) is in force in the case of a nightworkers club, the rules of the club or Article 5(8)(b) shall not prohibit the admission of guests of members to, or their presence in, the premises of the club during any additional hours authorised under this Article.

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