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Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

Section 15: Effect of sections 12 to 14 on byelaws

32.Many local authorities have byelaws in place to restrict public drinking and to allow for confiscation of alcohol. These will cease to have effect when the area is designated for the purposes of the Act and the provisions in this Act will then replace the byelaws. Any local authority byelaws which remain in force once these provisions come into effect, and which apply to areas which could be designated for this purpose, will lapse after 5 years.

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