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The Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Clubs which may be registered

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a club may be registered if—

(a)the rules of the club contain the provisions specified in Schedule 1; and

(b)the rules do not contravene the provisions of this Order.

(2) In the application of paragraph (1)(a) to a sporting club, paragraph 10 of Schedule 1 shall be omitted.

(3) A club which occupies premises for which there is in force a disqualification order under Article 13 or 38 or an order under section 15(1) or 31(2) of the Registration of Clubs Act (Northern Ireland)[1967 c. 27 (N.I.)] 1967 shall not be registered under this Order.

(4) In determining whether a club is conducted in good faith as a club a court shall have regard—

(a)to any arrangement restricting the club’s freedom of purchase of intoxicating liquor; and

(b)to any provision in the rules, or arrangement, under which money or property of the club, or any gain arising from the carrying on of the club is or may be applied otherwise than for the benefit of the club as a whole or for charitable or benevolent purposes.

(5) Any certificate of registration purporting to be held by a club in respect of premises mentioned in paragraph (3) is void.

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