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Licensing Act 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Licensable activities

    1. 1.Licensable activities and qualifying club activities

    2. 2.Authorisation for licensable activities and qualifying club activities

  3. Part 2 Licensing authorities

    1. The authorities

      1. 3.Licensing authorities

    2. Functions of licensing authorities etc.

      1. 4.General duties of licensing authorities

      2. 5.Statement of licensing policy

      3. 6.Licensing committees

      4. 7.Exercise and delegation of functions

      5. 8.Requirement to keep a register

    3. Licensing committees

      1. 9.Proceedings of licensing committee

      2. 10.Sub-delegation of functions by licensing committee etc.

  4. Part 3 Premises licences

    1. Introductory

      1. 11.Premises licence

      2. 12.The relevant licensing authority

      3. 13.Authorised persons, interested parties and responsible authorities

      4. 14.Meaning of “supply of alcohol”

      5. 15.Meaning of “designated premises supervisor”

    2. Grant of premises licence

      1. 16.Applicant for premises licence

      2. 17.Application for premises licence

      3. 18.Determination of application for premises licence

      4. 19.Mandatory conditions where licence authorises supply of alcohol

      5. 20.Mandatory condition: exhibition of films

      6. 21.Mandatory condition: door supervision

      7. 22.Prohibited conditions: plays

      8. 23.Grant or rejection of application

      9. 24.Form of licence and summary

      10. 25.Theft, loss, etc. of premises licence or summary

    3. Duration of licence

      1. 26.Period of validity of premises licence

      2. 27.Death, incapacity, insolvency etc. of licence holder

      3. 28.Surrender of premises licence

    4. Provisional statement

      1. 29.Application for a provisional statement where premises being built, etc.

      2. 30.Advertisement of application for provisional statement

      3. 31.Determination of application for provisional statement

      4. 32.Restriction on representations following provisional statement

    5. Duty to notify certain changes

      1. 33.Notification of change of name or address

    6. Variation of licences

      1. 34.Application to vary premises licence

      2. 35.Determination of application under section 34

      3. 36.Supplementary provision about determinations under section 35

      4. 37.Application to vary licence to specify individual as premises supervisor

      5. 38.Circumstances in which section 37 application given interim effect

      6. 39.Determination of section 37 application

      7. 40.Duty of applicant following determination under section 39

      8. 41.Request to be removed as designated premises supervisor

    7. Transfer of premises licence

      1. 42.Application for transfer of premises licence

      2. 43.Circumstances in which transfer application given interim effect

      3. 44.Determination of transfer application

      4. 45.Notification of determination under section 44

      5. 46.Duty to notify designated premises supervisor of transfer

    8. Interim authority notices

      1. 47.Interim authority notice following death etc. of licence holder

      2. 48.Cancellation of interim authority notice following police objections

      3. 49.Supplementary provision about interim authority notices

    9. Transfer following death etc. of licence holder

      1. 50.Reinstatement of licence on transfer following death etc. of holder

    10. Review of licences

      1. 51.Application for review of premises licence

      2. 52.Determination of application for review

      3. 53.Supplementary provision about review

    11. General provision

      1. 54.Form etc. of applications and notices under Part 3

      2. 55.Fees

    12. Production of licence, rights of entry, etc.

      1. 56.Licensing authority’s duty to update licence document

      2. 57.Duty to keep and produce licence

      3. 58.Provision supplementary to section 57

      4. 59.Inspection of premises before grant of licence etc.

  5. Part 4 Clubs

    1. Introductory

      1. 60.Club premises certificate

    2. Qualifying clubs

      1. 61.Qualifying clubs

      2. 62.The general conditions

      3. 63.Determining whether a club is established and conducted in good faith

      4. 64.The additional conditions for the supply of alcohol

      5. 65.Industrial and provident societies, friendly societies etc.

      6. 66.Miners' welfare institutes

    3. Interpretation

      1. 67.Associate members and their guests

      2. 68.The relevant licensing authority

      3. 69.Authorised persons, interested parties and responsible authorities

      4. 70.Other definitions relating to clubs

    4. Grant of club premises certificate

      1. 71.Application for club premises certificate

      2. 72.Determination of application for club premises certificate

      3. 73.Certificate authorising supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises

      4. 74.Mandatory condition: exhibition of films

      5. 75.Prohibited conditions: associate members and their guests

      6. 76.Prohibited conditions: plays

      7. 77.Grant or rejection of application for club premises certificate

      8. 78.Form of certificate and summary

      9. 79.Theft, loss, etc. of certificate or summary

    5. Duration of certificate

      1. 80.Period of validity of club premises certificate

      2. 81.Surrender of club premises certificate

    6. Duty to notify certain changes

      1. 82.Notification of change of name or alteration of rules of club

      2. 83.Change of relevant registered address of club

    7. Variation of certificates

      1. 84.Application to vary club premises certificate

      2. 85.Determination of application under section 84

      3. 86.Supplementary provision about applications under section 84

    8. Review of certificates

      1. 87.Application for review of club premises certificate

      2. 88.Determination of application for review

      3. 89.Supplementary provision about review

    9. Withdrawal of certificates

      1. 90.Club ceasing to be a qualifying club

    10. General provision

      1. 91.Form etc. of applications and notices under Part 4

      2. 92.Fees

    11. Production of certificate, rights of entry, etc.

      1. 93.Licensing authority’s duty to update club premises certificate

      2. 94.Duty to keep and produce certificate

      3. 95.Provision supplementary to section 94

      4. 96.Inspection of premises before grant of certificate etc.

      5. 97.Other powers of entry and search

  6. Part 5 Permitted temporary activities

    1. Introductory

      1. 98.Meaning of “permitted temporary activity”

      2. 99.The relevant licensing authority

    2. Temporary event notices

      1. 100.Temporary event notice

      2. 101.Minimum of 24 hours between event periods

      3. 102.Acknowledgement of notice

      4. 103.Withdrawal of notice

    3. Police objections

      1. 104.Objection to notice by the police

      2. 105.Counter notice following police objection

      3. 106.Modification of notice following police objection

    4. Limits on temporary event notices

      1. 107.Counter notice where permitted limits exceeded

    5. Rights of entry, production of notice, etc.

      1. 108.Right of entry where temporary event notice given

      2. 109.Duty to keep and produce temporary event notice

    6. Miscellaneous

      1. 110.Theft, loss, etc. of temporary event notice

  7. Part 6 Personal licences

    1. Introductory

      1. 111.Personal licence

      2. 112.The relevant licensing authority

      3. 113.Meaning of “relevant offence” and “foreign offence”

      4. 114.Spent convictions

      5. 115.Period of validity of personal licence

      6. 116.Surrender of personal licence

    2. Grant and renewal of licences

      1. 117.Application for grant or renewal of personal licence

      2. 118.Individual permitted to hold only one personal licence

      3. 119.Licence continued pending renewal

      4. 120.Determination of application for grant

      5. 121.Determination of application for renewal

      6. 122.Notification of determinations

      7. 123.Duty to notify licensing authority of convictions during application period

      8. 124.Convictions coming to light after grant or renewal

      9. 125.Form of personal licence

      10. 126.Theft, loss, etc. of personal licence

    3. Duty to notify certain changes

      1. 127.Duty to notify change of name or address

    4. Conviction of licence holder for relevant offence

      1. 128.Duty to notify court of personal licence

      2. 129.Forfeiture or suspension of licence on conviction for relevant offence

      3. 130.Powers of appellate court to suspend order under section 129

      4. 131.Court’s duty to notify licensing authority of convictions

      5. 132.Licence holder’s duty to notify licensing authority of convictions

    5. General provision

      1. 133.Form etc. of applications and notices under Part 6

      2. 134.Licensing authority’s duty to update licence document

    6. Production of licence

      1. 135.Licence holder’s duty to produce licence

  8. Part 7 Offences

    1. Unauthorised licensable activities

      1. 136.Unauthorised licensable activities

      2. 137.Exposing alcohol for unauthorised sale

      3. 138.Keeping alcohol on premises for unauthorised sale etc.

      4. 139.Defence of due diligence

    2. Drunkenness and disorderly conduct

      1. 140.Allowing disorderly conduct on licensed premises etc.

      2. 141.Sale of alcohol to a person who is drunk

      3. 142.Obtaining alcohol for a person who is drunk

      4. 143.Failure to leave licensed premises etc.

    3. Smuggled goods

      1. 144.Keeping of smuggled goods

    4. Children and alcohol

      1. 145.Unaccompanied children prohibited from certain premises

      2. 146.Sale of alcohol to children

      3. 147.Allowing the sale of alcohol to children

      4. 148.Sale of liqueur confectionery to children under 16

      5. 149.Purchase of alcohol by or on behalf of children

      6. 150.Consumption of alcohol by children

      7. 151.Delivering alcohol to children

      8. 152.Sending a child to obtain alcohol

      9. 153.Prohibition of unsupervised sales by children

      10. 154.Enforcement role for weights and measures authorities

    5. Confiscation of alcohol

      1. 155.Confiscation of sealed containers of alcohol

    6. Vehicles and trains

      1. 156.Prohibition on sale of alcohol on moving vehicles

      2. 157.Power to prohibit sale of alcohol on trains

    7. False statement relating to licensing etc.

      1. 158.False statements made for the purposes of this Act

    8. Interpretation

      1. 159.Interpretation of Part 7

  9. Part 8 Closure of premises

    1. Closure of premises in an identified area

      1. 160.Orders to close premises in area experiencing disorder

    2. Closure of identified premises

      1. 161.Closure orders for identified premises

      2. 162.Extension of closure order

      3. 163.Cancellation of closure order

      4. 164.Application to magistrates' court by police

      5. 165.Consideration of closure order by magistrates' court

      6. 166.Appeal from decision of magistrates' court

      7. 167.Review of premises licence following closure order

      8. 168.Provision about decisions under section 167

      9. 169.Enforcement of closure order

      10. 170.Exemption of police from liability for damages

    3. Interpretation

      1. 171.Interpretation of Part 8

  10. Part 9 Miscellaneous and supplementary

    1. Special occasions

      1. 172.Relaxation of opening hours for special occasions

    2. Exemptions etc.

      1. 173.Activities in certain locations not licensable

      2. 174.Certifying of premises on grounds of national security

      3. 175.Exemption for raffle, tombola, etc.

    3. Service areas and garages etc.

      1. 176.Prohibition of alcohol sales at service areas, garages etc.

    4. Small premises

      1. 177.Dancing and live music in certain small premises

    5. Rights of freeholders etc.

      1. 178.Right of freeholder etc. to be notified of licensing matters

    6. Rights of entry

      1. 179.Rights of entry to investigate licensable activities

      2. 180.Right of entry to investigate offences

    7. Appeals

      1. 181.Appeals against decisions of licensing authorities

    8. Guidance, hearings etc.

      1. 182.Guidance

      2. 183.Hearings

      3. 184.Giving of notices, etc.

      4. 185.Provision of information

    9. General provisions about offences

      1. 186.Proceedings for offences

      2. 187.Offences by bodies corporate etc.

      3. 188.Jurisdiction and procedure in respect of offences

    10. Vessels, vehicles and moveable structures

      1. 189.Vessels, vehicles and moveable structures

    11. Interpretation

      1. 190.Location of sales

      2. 191.Meaning of “alcohol”

      3. 192.Meaning of “sale by retail”

      4. 193.Other definitions

      5. 194.Index of defined expressions

    12. Supplementary and general

      1. 195.Crown application

      2. 196.Removal of privileges and exemptions

      3. 197.Regulations and orders

      4. 198.Minor and consequential amendments

      5. 199.Repeals

      6. 200.Transitional provision etc.

      7. 201.Short title, commencement and extent

    1. Schedule 1

      Provision of regulated entertainment

      1. Part 1 General definitions

      2. Part 2 Exemptions

      3. Part 3 Interpretation

    2. Schedule 2

      Provision of late night refreshment

    3. Schedule 3

      Matters to be entered in licensing register

    4. Schedule 4

      Personal licence: relevant offences

    5. Schedule 5

      Appeals

      1. Part 1 Premises licences

      2. Part 2 Club premises certificates

      3. Part 3 Other appeals

    6. Schedule 6

      Minor and consequential amendments

    7. Schedule 7

      Repeals

    8. Schedule 8

      Transitional provision etc.

      1. Part 1 Premises licences

      2. Part 2 Club premises certificates

      3. Part 3 Personal licences

      4. Part 4 Miscellaneous and general

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