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150Consumption of alcohol by childrenE+W

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(1)An individual aged under 18 commits an offence if he knowingly consumes alcohol on relevant premises.

(2)A person to whom subsection (3) applies commits an offence if he knowingly allows the consumption of alcohol on relevant premises by an individual aged under 18.

(3)This subsection applies—

(a)to a person who works at the premises in a capacity, whether paid or unpaid, which authorises him to prevent the consumption, and

(b)where the alcohol was supplied by a club to or to the order of a member of the club, to any member or officer of the club who is present at the premises at the time of the consumption in a capacity which enables him to prevent it.

(4)Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply where—

(a)the individual is aged 16 or 17,

(b)the alcohol is beer, wine or cider,

(c)its consumption is at a table meal on relevant premises, and

(d)the individual is accompanied at the meal by an individual aged 18 or over.

(5)A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction—

(a)in the case of an offence under subsection (1), to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale, and

(b)in the case of an offence under subsection (2), to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

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