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The Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


This is the original version (as it was originally made).

  1. Introductory Text


    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation


    1. 3.Restriction on supply, etc., of intoxicating liquor of a club

    2. 4.Clubs which may be registered

    3. Grant of registration

      1. 5.Grant of registration

      2. 6.Issue and duration of certificates of registration

    4. Renewal of registration

      1. 7.Renewal of registration

      2. 8.Renewal of registration by a court

      3. 9.Power to renew registration out of time

      4. 10.Continuance of registration pending determination of appeal

      5. 11.Duration of renewed certificates of registration

    5. Continuance of club in temporary premises

      1. 12.Continuance of club in temporary premises

    6. Cancellation of registration

      1. 13.Cancellation of registration

      2. 14.Continuance of registration pending determination of appeal against cancellation

      3. 15.Disqualification of premises on refusal of renewal or cancellation of registration

    7. Register and proof of certificate of registration

      1. 16.Register of clubs

      2. 17.Inspection of register

      3. 18.Returns to Department

      4. 19.Register of clubs to be evidence

      5. 20.Proof, etc., of certificates of registration

      6. 21.Effect of registration


    1. Prohibition of supply, etc., of intoxicating liquor outside permitted hours

      1. 22.Prohibition of supply, etc., of intoxicating liquor outside permitted hours

      2. 23.Closing of bar outside permitted hours

      3. 24.General permitted hours

    2. Exception

      1. 25.Consumption after permitted hours of liquor supplied during those hours

    3. Special occasion authorisations

      1. 26.Authorisations for special occasions

    4. Miscellaneous

      1. 27.Defence in respect of consumption of intoxicating liquor by certain persons outside permitted hours


    1. 28.Unlawful supply and consumption, etc., in registered clubs

    2. 29.Unauthorised persons in certain parts of club premises

    3. 30.Functions in registered clubs

    4. 31.Misconduct of registered clubs

    5. Special provisions with respect to young persons

      1. 32.Young persons prohibited from bars

      2. 33.Children’s certificates

      3. 34.Supply, etc., of intoxicating liquor to young persons

    6. Preservation of order

      1. 35.Drunkenness in registered clubs

      2. 36.Procuring drink for drunken person

      3. 37.Power to exclude drunken persons, etc., from registered clubs

    7. Miscellaneous

      1. 38.Restrictions on advertisements relating to functions in registered clubs

      2. 39.Admission of visiting teams, etc.

      3. 40.Accounts of registered clubs, etc.

      4. 41.Notification of alteration of rules, etc., of registered clubs


    1. Inspection and rights of entry

      1. 42.Provision for inspection and rights of entry

    2. Legal proceedings

      1. 43.Penalty points to be attributed to an offence

      2. 44.Endorsement of certificates of registration

      3. 45.Cancellation of registration for repeated offences

      4. 46.Disqualification of premises on conviction of offence

      5. 47.Proof of consumption of intoxicating liquor

      6. 48.Appeals

      7. 49.Procedure in connection with cancellation and disqualification

      8. 50.Proceedings against clubs

    3. Supplemental

      1. 51.Exemptions

      2. 52.Modifications of Schedules, amendments, transitional and saving provisions and repeals

  7. Signature


    1. Schedule 1

      Provisions to be included in rules of club.

    2. Schedule 2

      Applications for the grant of registration.

    3. Schedule 3

      Applications for the renewal of registration.

      1. Part I General procedure.

      2. Part II Procedure for renewals out of time.

    4. Schedule 4

      Applications for authorisations of continuance of clubs in temporary premises.

    5. Schedule 5

      Applications for children’s certificates.

    6. Schedule 6

      Table of offences with penalty points.

    7. Schedule 7


    8. Schedule 8

      Transitional provisions and savings.

      1. Part I Transitional provisions.

      2. Part II Savings.

    9. Schedule 9


  9. Explanatory Note

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