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The Tobacco Retailer (Registration and Display of Notices) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2016 No. 97

Public Health

The Tobacco Retailer (Registration and Display of Notices) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

Made

2nd March 2016

Coming into operation

6th April 2016

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety makes the following Regulations, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 1(6), 2(2), 8(5) and 24(3) of the Tobacco Retailers Act (Northern Ireland) 2014(1).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Tobacco Retailer (Registration and Display of Notices) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 and shall come into operation on 6th April 2016.

(2) In these Regulations, “the Act” means the Tobacco Retailers Act (Northern Ireland) 2014.

Registration authority

2.  Belfast City Council is prescribed as the registration authority for the purposes of the Act.

Form and manner of application to the register

3.  An application to be registered under section 2 of the Act shall be made in writing on the form set out in Schedule 1.

Tobacco Retailer Restricted Premises Order Notice – dimensions, wording and the size of statement

4.—(1) The following are prescribed for the purposes of section 8(5) of the Act.

(2) The dimensions of the notice are not less than 297 millimetres by 420 millimetres.

(3) The wording of the statement to be displayed on the notice is set out in Schedule 2.

(4) The statement on the notice is of a size such that no character is less than 36 millimetres high.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 2nd March 2016.

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Dr Gerard Mulligan

A senior officer of the

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Regulation 3

SCHEDULE 1

Regulation 4(3)

SCHEDULE 2

Tobacco Retailer Restricted Premises Order Notice

A restricted premises order has been made in respect of these premises.

Tobacco and cigarette papers may not be sold on these premises [name of business and address] for a period of [insert period for which the restricted premises order has effect] from [insert date the order was made].

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

Section 1 of the Tobacco Retailers Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (“the Act”) requires a registration authority to keep a register of persons carrying on a tobacco business.

Regulation 2 of these Regulations prescribes Belfast City Council as the registration authority for the purposes of the Act.

Regulation 3 and Schedule 1 set out the form in which applications for registration are to be made.

Regulation 4 and Schedule 2 set out the dimensions, wording and size of the statement to be included on the notice to be displayed on premises which are subject to a restricted premises order under the Act.

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