Powers of Closure Commencement Announced
27 November 2012
Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has today decided to commence the 'Closure Order Provisions for Licensed Premises and Registered Clubs' from 10 December 2012.
(courtesy of the Department of Social Development:)
"The Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (the Act) received Royal Assent on 29 March 2011. The Act amends the Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (the Licensing Order) and the Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (the Clubs Order).
Article 69A of the Licensing Order and Article 41A of the Clubs Order makes provisions to allow the closure, for up to 24 hours, of licensed premises or registered clubs by the courts where there is actual or likely disorder.
Article 69B of the Licensing Order and Article 41B of the Clubs Order makes provisions to allow the closure, for up to 24 hours, of licensed premises or registered clubs by the police where there is actual disorder.
It is important to note that the information contained in the above summaries of provisions should not be treated as a complete and authoritative statement of the law which is contained only in the Act and regulations made under it.
Copies of the Act and associated regulations may be purchased from the Stationery Office at www.tsoshop.co.uk or by contacting the TSO Customer Services on 0870 6005522. Alternatively this legislation may be accessed at www.statutelaw.gov.uk."