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Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2021

Section 12: Requirement for off-licence

Subsection (1) introduces a new Article 5A in the Licensing Order (Remote sales: requirement for off-licence). Where a sale takes place in any way other than in person, the place of despatch in Northern Ireland must be licensed to sell intoxicating liquor for consumption off the premises.

Subsection (2) inserts a new paragraph (1A) in Article 66 of the Licensing Order (conditions as to delivery of intoxicating liquor), requiring any person, who is not a servant or agent of the licence holder, and who is delivering intoxicating liquor to the purchaser, to make the delivery without unreasonable delay, and to have with them a receipt from the holder of the licence for the purchase of intoxicating liquor.

Subsection (3) adds an offence (punishable by a fine up to £1,000) for not complying with the requirements specified in the new paragraph (1A).

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