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Licensing Act 2003

Section 140 – Allowing disorderly conduct on licensed premises etc.

224.This section makes it an offence knowingly to allow disorderly conduct on licensed premises and thus re-enacts part of the existing offences in sections 172(1) and 172A(1) of the Licensing Act 1964. Subsection (2) of this section sets out the categories of person who may commit the offence. These include any person who works at the premises in a capacity that gives him the authority to prevent the conduct, a premises licence holder or designated premises supervisor, an officer or member of a club who is present at the time of the disorder and who has authority to prevent it, and a premises user (see the definition in section 100 (2)) who has given a temporary event notice in respect of those premises.

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