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The Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2018

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 88 (C. 8)

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The Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2018

Made

27th February 2018

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

1st March 2018

Coming into force

1st May 2018

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 of the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2018 and comes into force on 1st May 2018.

Appointed Day

2.  The day appointed for the coming into force of the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012, so far as not already in force, is 1st May 2018.

SHONA ROBISON

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

27th February 2018

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 (“the Act”), so far as not already in force, on 1st May 2018 (see article 2).

The Act makes amendments to the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005. The amendments introduce further mandatory conditions of premises licences granted under the 2005 Act. The condition is that alcohol must not be sold on these premises at a price below the minimum price. The Scottish Ministers are given a power by the new provisions to specify, by order, the minimum price per unit of alcohol and relevant labelling conditions in accordance with which bottles and other containers of alcohol must be labelled.

The Bill for the Act received Royal Assent on 29th June 2012. Sections 5 and 6 came into force on that day.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Act have been brought into force by commencement order made before the date of this Order:

ProvisionDate of CommencementInstrument No.
Section 1 (partially)6th December 2017S.S.I. 2017/402

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