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Explanatory Memorandum to Licensing (Indoor Arenas) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Article 8: Requirements with respect to sale of intoxicating liquor

Paragraph (1) of this Article inserts a new Article 52A into the principal Order, imposing conditions on the sale of alcohol in indoor arenas.

Paragraph (1) of the new Article states that, where an indoor arena is licensed for the sale of alcohol, it must not be sold or made available for sale there unless it is

  • sold to, or made available for purchase by, people employed or attending events and activities in the premises.  Furthermore, other beverages and food must also be available for purchase.

Paragraph (2) of the new Article deals with contravention of the requirements of paragraph (1).  The holder of a licence in respect of an indoor arena who sells alcohol or makes it available for sale in contravention of the Article is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale (currently £1,000).

Paragraph (2) of this Article amends Article 58(13) of the principal Order by adding a new sub-paragraph (f) which will enable young persons under 18 years of age attending events and activities at an indoor arena to make purchases (other than intoxicating liquor) at a kiosk or other salespoint.

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