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London Local Authorities Act 2004

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22Soliciting for custom

(1)Subject to the following provisions, it is an offence, in a public place in the area of a borough council, to solicit persons, or to permit the soliciting of persons, to attend—

(a)premises which the council are satisfied are being, or within the last 7 days have been, used for the unlicensed sale of intoxicating liquor for consumption on, or in the vicinity of, the premises;

(b)premises which the council are satisfied are being, or within the last 7 days have been, used for the purposes of public dancing or music and any other public entertainment of the like kind, but which are not licensed under paragraph 12 of Schedule 12 to the London Government Act 1963 (c. 33);

(c)premises which the council are satisfied are being, or within the last 7 days have been, used for the provision of—

(i)entertainment of a description falling within paragraph 2(e), (f) or (g) of Schedule 1 to the Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17); or

(ii)entertainment facilities falling within paragraph 3(1) of that Schedule,

and in respect of which a premises licence under Part 3 of that Act is required but not held; or

(d)near beer premises within the meaning of section 14 of the London Local Authorities Act 1995 (c. x) in respect of which no near beer licence under section 16 (Licensing) of that Act is held.

(2)A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.

(3)This section shall not apply in respect of the operational land of a person authorised by any enactment to carry on any railway, light railway or tramway undertaking.

(4)In this section “public place” includes any highway and any other premises or place in the open to which at the material time the public have or are permitted to have access (whether on payment or otherwise).

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