Licensing Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Publication Date:January 01, 2016
 
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Licensing Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

2016 CHAPTER 24

An Act to make provision for the granting of licences to authorise the sale of intoxicating liquor at outdoor stadia.

[12th May 2016]

BE IT ENACTED by being passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly and assented to by Her Majesty as follows:

S-1 Interpretation

1 Interpretation

In this Act “the principal Order” means the licensing (northern ireland) order 1996 (n.i. 22).

S-2 Meaning of “outdoor stadium”

2 Meaning of “outdoor stadium”

(1) In Article 2 of the principal Order (interpretation), in paragraph (2) after the definition of “occasional licence” there shall be inserted—

““outdoor stadium” has the meaning given in Article 2AA;”.

(2) After Article 2A of the principal Order there shall be inserted—

(2) In this Order outdoor stadium means any premises—

(a) which are structurally adapted and used, or intended to be used, for the purpose of providing a venue primarily for a variety of outdoor sporting events and activities

(b) which include one or more areas for indoor events and activities, and

(c) which are designated in regulations as a stadium which the Department considers to be of importance to the whole of Northern Ireland.”

S-3 Licences for outdoor stadia

3 Licences for outdoor stadia

(1) Article 5 of the principal Order (premises for which licences may be granted) shall be amended in accordance with subsections (2) and (3).

(2) In paragraph (1), after sub-paragraph (k) there shall be inserted—

“(l) an outdoor stadium.”.

(3) In paragraphs (3) and (6), for “(k)” there shall be substituted “(l)”.

(4) In each of the following provisions of the principal Order, for “(k)” there shall be substituted “(l)”—

(a) Article 2(4) (meaning of references to premises);

(b) Article 15(2)(e)(ii) (renewal of licences);

(c) Article 22(6)(c)(ii) (transfer of licences).

S-4 Attachment of conditions to licences

4 Attachment of conditions to licences

(1) In Article 7 of the principal Order (grant of licences), in paragraph (12) after the words “or an indoor arena” there shall be inserted “or an outdoor stadium”.

(2) In Article 15 of the principal Order (renewal of licences by a court)—

(a) in paragraph (2)(f), for the words “or an indoor arena” there shall be substituted “, an indoor arena or an outdoor stadium”; and

(b) in paragraph (6A) after “indoor arena” there shall be inserted “or an outdoor stadium”.

(3) In Article 77A of the principal Order (the cross-heading before which becomes “Indoor arenas and outdoor stadia” and the title to which becomes “Attachment of conditions to licences for indoor arenas or outdoor stadia”)—

(a) in paragraph (1), after “indoor arena” there shall be inserted “or outdoor stadium”; and

(b)after paragraph (2) there shall be inserted—

“(2A) In exercising a power under paragraph (2) in the case of a licence for an outdoor stadium, the court shall consider whether there should be attached to the licence conditions which would be appropriate in circu mstances in which the outdoor stadium was being used primarily for events designed to appeal to persons under the age of 18 (regardless of whether the application relates to that matter).”.

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