Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (468)

Tony McLoughlin

Question:

468. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he is considering a review of existing licensing laws or proposing to introduce new legislation in or around late bar exemptions or on the way applications are currently being considered by District Courts. [12594/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The position is that the Government Legislation Programme provides for publication of the Sale of Alcohol Bill in late 2013. It is intended that the Bill will modernise the law relating to the sale, supply and consumption of intoxicating liquor in licensed premises and registered clubs, including the statutory provisions which permit exemptions from normal licensing hours, by repealing the Licensing Acts 1833 to 2011 and the Registration of Clubs Acts 1904 to 2008 and replacing them with streamlined and updated provisions.