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Licensing of Pavement Cafés Act (Northern Ireland) 2014

Section 17: Compulsory variation: prohibition of alcohol

Section 17 allows a council at any time to vary a pavement café licence which does not have an alcohol prohibition by including such a prohibition in the licence conditions. Variation of the licence in this way would be necessary if, for example, a supermarket with a pavement café licence subsequently obtained an off-sales licence (see Section 6(2)(a)). A council may also insert an alcohol prohibition if it is satisfied that consumption of alcohol in the pavement café area is likely to result in disorder.

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