Pubs of Ulster at Stormont Part 2 Proof-of-Age Scheme
12 November 2010
Colin Neill, Chief Executive of Pubs of Ulster outlined to the Social Development committee, chaired by Simon Hamilton, that the organisation was in support of Minister Attwood's proposal to introduce a Proof-of-Age Scheme.
Pubs of Ulster supports the Minister�s proposal to introduce a Proof-of-Age Scheme as an effective measure to combat the purchase and consumption of alcohol by minors. Whilst the Minister, his Department, the Committee and Pubs of Ulster all share the same objectives in combating the purchase and consumption of alcohol by minors, Pubs of Ulster realise that �the devil is in the detail�. Mr Neill proposed working with the Minister and his Department, in order to develop the detail of the regulations and ensure that they are enforceable. Mr Neill was keen to stress that Pubs of Ulster initiated and has led the Challenge 21 scheme based on the same proof of age documentation as proposed by Minister Attwood.