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The Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Clubs which may be registeredN.I.

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a club may be registered if—

(a)on the date of the service of the notice of application under paragraph 1(1)(a) of Schedule 2 for the grant of registration under this Order the rules of the club contain the provisions specified in paragraphs 1 to 13 and 19 of Schedule 1; and

(b)the rules do not contravene the provisions of this Order.

(2) A club which occupies premises for which there is in force a disqualification order under Article 3, 15 or 46 or under Article 13 or 38 of the [1987 NI 14.] Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 shall not be registered under this Order.

(3) In determining whether a club is conducted in good faith as a club a court shall have regard—

(a)to the past conduct of the club; and

(b)to any arrangement restricting the club's freedom of purchase of intoxicating liquor; and

(c)to any provision in the rules, or arrangement, under which money or property of the club, or any gain arising from the carrying on of the club is or may be applied otherwise than for the benefit of the club as a whole or for charitable or benevolent purposes; and

(d)to the financial arrangements in relation to the club; and

(e)to whether the club has fewer than 25 members having voting rights in relation to the affairs of the club; and

(f)to whether the supply of intoxicating liquor is ancillary to the objects of the club.

(4) Any certificate of registration purporting to be held by a club in respect of premises mentioned in paragraph (2) is void.

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