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Tobacco Retailers Act (Northern Ireland) 2014

Section 6: Restricted sale orders

Provides that a court can, following an application by a council, make a restricted sale order banning a particular individual from selling tobacco or having any management functions in relation to the sale of tobacco.  The ban also applies in relation to any machines which may be held on the premises for the sale of tobacco products.  This section provides that the court may only make a restricted sale order if the individual has committed three or more relevant offences (as defined in subsection (2)) within a five-year period.  The period of the order must be for at least 28 days and cannot exceed three years.

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