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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 103 – Allowing the sale of alcohol to a child or young person

213.This section deals separately with “allowing” the sale of alcohol to children or young people. It applies only to sales on “relevant premises” by “responsible persons”.  “Relevant premises” is defined in section 122 and essentially covers any premises on which alcohol is lawfully sold. “Responsible person” is also defined in section 122 of the Act. It has different meanings in relation to different types of premises and covers those with some responsibility for sales of alcohol. It also includes anyone over 18 who works on the premises and who has authority to prevent the sale.

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