Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (161)

Thomas P. Broughan


161. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to proceed with the sale of alcohol Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48268/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

It is proposed that the Sale of Alcohol Bill will contain proposals to update the law relating to the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol in licensed premises and registered clubs, by replacing both the Licensing Acts 1833 to 2018 and the Registration of Clubs Acts 1904 to 2008 with streamlined provisions more suited to modern conditions.

These legislative proposals are among a large number of bills under consideration in my Department. It is not possible to indicate when this complex bill will be published at this juncture.