This legislation relates to the sale and supply of intoxicating liquor products
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Draft)
This draft Act amends the Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 and the Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1996. It makes a number of provisions intended to address growing concerns surrounding the level of alcohol misuse in Northern Ireland and how the consumption of alcoholic drinks at home contributes to alcohol-related health and social harms. This further regulation of the availability of intoxicating liquor products in supermarkets and off-licence premises is considered necessary to emphasise that intoxicating liquor is not an ordinary product, and to ensure that customers are not encouraged to buy more intoxicating liquor than they intended.
For this purpose the draft Act includes the following provisions:
- Clauses 15 and 30 prevent the supply of intoxicating liquor by way of 'self-service' and sale by means of a vending machine in certain specified licensed or registered premises.
- Clause 16 restricts the area within which supermarkets and other licensed off-sales premises can advertise drinks promotions.
- Clause 17 prohibits the award or redemption of loyalty or bonus points for the purchase of intoxicating liquor in all licensed premises.