Skip to main content

New Clause—(Later Permitted Hours Where Special Hours Certificate In Force)

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1949

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

(1) The following provisions of this section shall apply as respects the permitted hours for any premises or part of premises in respect of which a special hours certificate has been granted.

(2) The holder of the licence or the secretary of the club, as the case may be, may give notice to the superintendent of the police of the district wherein the premises are situated that from such date (not being earlier than fourteen days after the giving of the notice) as may be specified therein the provisions of the next following subsection are to have effect as respects the premises or part of premises to which the special hours certificate relates.

(3) As from the date specified under the last foregoing subsection, but subject to the provisions of this section, while the special hours certificate is in force the following provisions shall have effect as respects the premises or part of premises to which the certificate relates in substitution for the provisions of sections one and three of the Act of 1921 (which provide for the permitted hours on weekdays and for an extension of an hour in certain premises as respects intoxicating liquor sold for consumption at a meal), and, as respects weekdays, in substitution for paragraph ( d) of section five of that Act (which authorises the consumption of intoxicating liquor with a meal within half an hour after the end of the permitted hours if the liquor was supplied during the permitted hours), that is to say:—

  • (a) the permitted hours shall be the hours from half-past twelve in the afternoon to three o'clock in the afternoon and from half-past six in the evening to two o'clock in the morning;
  • (b) it shall be lawful for intoxicating liquor to be consumed at any time within half an hour after the conclusion of the permitted hours, provided that the liquor was supplied during the permitted hours:
  • Provided that—

  • (a) on any occasion when the provision of music and dancing ceases at a time before two o'clock in the morning, the permitted hours shall cease at that time;
  • (b) nothing in this subsection shall affect the sale or consumption of intoxicating liquor at any drinking bar.
  • (4) If while the provisions of the last foregoing subsection have effect the holder of the licence or the secretary of the club, as the case may be, gives notice to the superintendent of the police of the district wherein the premises are situated that from such date (not being earlier than fourteen days after the giving of the notice) as may be specified therein the said provisions are to cease to have effect, they shall cease to have effect accordingly.

    (5) While the provisions of subsection (3) of this section have effect as respects any premises or part of premises in respect of which a special hours' certificate is in force under section twenty of this Act, there shall be kept affixed in some conspicuous place therein a notice stating the effect of the said provisions; and if this subsection is not complied with the holder of the licence shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five pounds.—[ Mr. Ede.]

    Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.