The Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisi/1996/3159/contents

Introductory Text

PART I INTRODUCTORY

1.Title and commencement
2.Interpretation

PART II REGISTRATION OF CLUBS

3.Restriction on supply, etc., of intoxicating liquor on the premises of a club
4.Clubs which may be registered

Grant of registration

5.Grant of registration
6.Issue and duration of certificates of registration

Renewal of registration

7.Renewal of registration
8.Renewal of registration by a court
9.Power to renew registration out of time
10.Continuance of registration pending determination of appeal
11.Duration of renewed certificates of registration

Continuance of club in temporary premises
12.Continuance of club in temporary premises

Cancellation of registration

13.Cancellation of registration
14.Continuance of registration pending determination of appeal against cancellation
15.Disqualification of premises on refusal of renewal or cancellation of registration

Register and proof of certificate of registration

16.Register of clubs
17.Inspection of register
18.Returns to Department
19.Register of clubs to be evidence
20.Proof, etc., of certificates of registration
21.Effect of registration

PART III PERMITTED HOURS

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

22.Prohibition of supply, etc., of intoxicating liquor outside permitted hours
23.Closing of bar outside permitted hours
24.General permitted hours

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

Special occasion authorisations
26.Authorisations for special occasions

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

PART IV CONDUCT OF REGISTERED CLUBS

28.Unlawful supply and consumption, etc., in registered clubs
29.Unauthorised persons in certain parts of club premises
30.Functions in registered clubs
31.Misconduct of registered clubs

Special provisions with respect to young persons

32.Young persons prohibited from bars
33.Children's certificates
34.Supply, etc., of intoxicating liquor to young persons

Preservation of order

35.Drunkenness in registered clubs
36.Procuring drink for drunken person
37.Power to exclude drunken persons, etc., from registered clubs

Miscellaneous

38.Restrictions on advertisements relating to functions in registered clubs
39.Admission of visiting teams, etc.
40.Accounts of registered clubs, etc.
41.Notification of alteration of rules, etc., of registered clubs

PART V MISCELLANEOUS

Inspection and rights of entry
42.Provision for inspection and rights of entry

Legal proceedings

43.Penalty points to be attributed to an offence
44.Endorsement of certificates of registration
45.Cancellation of registration for repeated offences
46.Disqualification of premises on conviction of offence
47.Proof of consumption of intoxicating liquor
48.Appeals
49.Procedure in connection with cancellation and disqualification
50.Proceedings against clubs

Supplemental

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

SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1
PROVISIONS TO BE INCLUDED IN RULES OF CLUB

1.The business and affairs of the club shall be under...
2.Elections to the committee or governing body shall be held...
3.The committee or governing body shall hold periodical meetings.
4.The names and address of persons proposed as ordinary members...
5.All members of a club shall be elected by the...
6.If persons are elected as members by a procedure which...
7.Persons shall not be admitted in such numbers to membership...
8.No persons shall be allowed to become honorary members of...
9.There shall be a defined subscription payable by members on...
10.An alphabetical list of the names and addresses of every...
11.The same person, except where that person is a parent,...
12.A guest of a member shall not be admitted to...
13.A person, on payment of a fee to a sporting...
14.A member shall be responsible for his guest strictly observing...
15.No official, and no manager or servant employed in the...
16.No person shall be paid at the expense of the...
17.No person shall, directly or indirectly, derive any pecuniary benefit...
18.Intoxicating liquor shall not be supplied for consumption outside the...
19.The date of the end of the financial year of...

SCHEDULE 2
APPLICATIONS FOR THE GRANT OF REGISTRATION

1.(1) The secretary of a club which intends to make...
2.(1) The notices mentioned in paragraph 1 shall be in...
3.The sub-divisional commander mentioned in paragraph 1(1)(a)(i), the district council...
4.A person intending to object under paragraph 3 shall, not...
5.The secretary of a club which intends to make an...

SCHEDULE 3
APPLICATIONS FOR THE RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION

PART I GENERAL PROCEDURE

1.The Department shall, during the month of January in each...
2.The clerk of petty sessions for each petty sessions district...
3.The secretary of a club which intends to make an...
4.(1) The notices mentioned in paragraph 3 shall be in...
5.The sub-divisional commander mentioned in paragraph 3(b)(i), the district council...
6.A person intending to object under paragraph 5 shall, not...
7.Before the renewal date the applicant shall deposit the certificate...

PART II PROCEDURE FOR RENEWALS OUT OF TIME
8.Part I shall apply in relation to an application under...

SCHEDULE 4
APPLICATIONS FOR AUTHORISATIONS OF CONTINUANCE OF CLUBS IN TEMPORARY PREMISES

1.In this Schedule “application” means an application for an order...
2.The secretary of a club which intends to make an...
3.The notice mentioned in paragraph 2 shall specify the premises...
4.The sub-divisional commander upon whom notice is required by paragraph...
5.The court may consider the application, notwithstanding that the procedure...

SCHEDULE 5
APPLICATIONS FOR CHILDREN'S CERTIFICATES

1.In this Schedule “application” means an application for a children's...
2.The secretary of a club which intends to make an...
3.The notice mentioned in paragraph 2 shall be in such...
4.The sub-divisional commander mentioned in paragraph 2(a), the district council...
5.A person intending to object under paragraph 4 shall, not...
6.The court may consider the application, notwithstanding that the procedure...

SCHEDULE 6
TABLE OF OFFENCES WITH PENALTY POINTS

Schedule 7—Amendments

SCHEDULE 8
TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS

PART I TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

1.Notwithstanding the repeal of Articles 7(2) and 10(1) of the...
2.(1) Where, before the date on which this Order comes...

PART II SAVINGS

3.References in any document (whether express or implied) to any...
4.The provisions of this Schedule shall have effect without prejudice...

Schedule 9—Repeals
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