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Licensing Act (Northern Ireland) 2016


7.The Member carried out a 5-week consultation on the policies behind the Act and the intended wording of the Act. A total of 276 responses were received, of which over 95% supported the introduction of the Act, with a proportion recording that they felt other licensing law should also be reformed.

8.In order to ensure a wide range of views were collected, the Member directly targeted those bodies who had responded to the previous liquor licensing consultation carried out by the Department for Social Development.

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