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London Local Authorities Act 1995

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16Licensing

(1)No premises shall be used in the borough as near beer premises except under and in accordance with a near beer licence granted under this section by the council.

(2)The council may grant to an applicant and from time to time, renew or transfer a near beer licence on such terms and conditions and subject to such restrictions as may be specified.

(3)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2) above, such conditions may relate to—

(a)the maintenance of public order and safety;

(b)the hours of opening and closing the premises for use as near beer premises to ensure that nuisance is not likely to be caused to residents in the neighbourhood;

(c)the display of advertisements on or near the near beer premises and the prohibition of touting in any form;

(d)the display of prices of goods and services offered on the premises;

(e)the number of persons who may be allowed to be on the premises at any time;

(f)the taking of proper precautions against fire, and the maintenance in proper order of means of escape in case of fire, fire-fighting equipment and means of lighting, sanitation and ventilation of the premises;

(g)the maintenance in safe condition of means of heating the premises.

(4)Provided it has not been cancelled or revoked the near beer licence shall remain in force for 18 months or such shorter period specified in the near beer licence as the council may think fit.

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