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Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Act 2018

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary and Background

  3. Commentary on Sections

    1. Section 1: Minimum price for alcohol

    2. Section 2: Offences

    3. Section 3:  Meaning of “supply of alcohol” and “qualifying premises”

    4. Section 4: Meaning of “alcohol retailer”

    5. Sections 5 to 7: Supply of alcohol as part of a special offer

      1. Multi-buy alcohol transactions (section 5)

      2. Alcohol supplied together with other goods and services (section 6)

      3. Special offers: supplementary (section 7)

      4. Practical examples of how sections 5 – 7 apply

      5. Multi-buy alcohol transactions

        1. Example 1

        2. Example 2

      6. Offers involving alcohol together with other goods or services

        1. Example

    6. Section 8: Penalties

    7. Section 9: Fixed penalties

    8. Section 10: Enforcement action by local authorities

    9. Section 11: Authorised officers

    10. Section 12: Power to make test purchases

    11. Section 13:  Powers of entry

    12. Section 14: Warrant to enter a dwelling

    13. Section 15: Warrant to enter other premises

    14. Section 16: Supplementary provision about powers of entry

    15. Section 17: Powers of inspection, etc.

    16. Section 18: Obstruction etc. of officers

    17. Section 19: Retained property: appeals

    18. Section 20: Appropriated property: compensation

    19. Section 21: Report on operation and effect of this Act

    20. Section 22: Duration of minimum pricing provisions

    21. Section 23: Crown application

    22. Section 24: Offences committed by partnerships and other unincorporated associations

    23. Section 25: Liability of senior officers etc.

    24. Section 26: Regulations

    25. Section 27: Interpretation

    26. Section 28: Coming into force

    27. Section 29: Promoting public awareness of minimum pricing for alcohol

    28. Schedule 1: Fixed Penalties

  4. Record of Proceedings in National Assembly for Wales

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