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The Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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[F1Irresponsible drinks promotionsN.I.

31A(1) Regulations may prohibit or restrict a registered club from carrying on an irresponsible drinks promotion on or in connection with the premises of the club.

(2) A drinks promotion is irresponsible if it—

(a)relates specifically to any intoxicating liquor likely to appeal largely to persons under the age of 18,

(b)involves the supply of any intoxicating liquor free of charge or at a reduced price on the purchase of one or more drinks (whether or not intoxicating liquor),

(c)involves the supply free of charge or at a reduced price of one or more extra measures of intoxicating liquor on the purchase of one or more measures of the liquor,

(d)involves the supply of unlimited amounts of intoxicating liquor for a fixed charge (including any charge for entry to the premises),

(e)encourages, or seeks to encourage, a person to obtain or consume a larger measure of intoxicating liquor than the person had otherwise intended to obtain or consume,

(f)is based on the strength of any intoxicating liquor,

(g)rewards or encourages, or seeks to reward or encourage, consuming intoxicating liquor quickly, or

(h)offers intoxicating liquor as a reward or prize, unless the liquor is in a sealed container and consumed off the premises.

(3) Regulations may modify paragraph (2) so as to—

(a)add further descriptions of drinks promotions,

(b)modify any of the descriptions of drinks promotions for the time being listed in it, or

(c)extend or restrict the application of any of those descriptions of drinks promotions.

(4) If any provision of regulations under this Article is contravened—

(a)the registered club,

(b)every official of the club at the time of the contravention, and

(c)any other person permitting the contravention,

is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(5) Regulations shall not be made under this Article unless a draft of the regulations has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Assembly.

(6) In this Article “drinks promotion” means, in relation to the premises of a registered club, any activity which promotes, or seeks to promote, the obtaining or consumption of any intoxicating liquor on the premises.]

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