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

Section 38: Young people prohibited from bars

This section amends Article 32 of the Clubs Order (young persons prohibited from bars). It extends the last time that young people under 18 years of age may be in the bar area of sporting club premises from 10.00pm to 11.00pm during the summer months (1 May to 30 September).

It also introduces a new Article 32(13A) to allow a young person to remain in the bar area until 11.00pm to attend up to three prize-giving ceremonies in a calendar year.

The Department has a power to make regulations to change the months during which this provision applies and the number of prize-giving ceremonies which can be attended. The regulations cannot come into operation unless and until approved by the Assembly.

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