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Licensed Premises

Volume 459: debated on Thursday 3 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many businesses were found to be selling alcohol without a licence to do so in each district council area in Northern Ireland in each of the last six years; and what penalty was imposed in each case in which all proceedings are complete. (130923)

The information requested is not available in the form requested. The following information has been collated on the basis of two offences:

selling intoxicating liquor without a licence; and

licensee making liquor available in unlicensed premises.

Information is presented by district command unit. PSNI does not have records relating to penalties imposed in all cases.

District command unit

Penalty imposed

2001 (2)

Belfast North

Community service order

Belfast North

Bound over

2002 (6)

Belfast North

No court appearances or court results

Belfast South

Imprisonment

Larne

No court appearances or court results

Newry and Mourne

No court appearances or court results

Newry and Mourne

No court appearances or court results

Newry and Mourne

Cautioned

2003 (7)

Armagh

Withdrawn

Armagh

Withdrawn

Belfast East

Cautioned

Belfast South

3 actual or scheduled court appearances but no court result

Belfast South

3 cautioned

Belfast South

Fine

Newry and Mourne

Cautioned

2004 (6)

Belfast East

Cautioned

Belfast North

Cautioned

Belfast South

No court appearances or court results

Belfast South

Fine

Coleraine

Bound over

Fermanagh

Fine

2005 (5)

Newtownards

Cautioned

Belfast East

Fine

Belfast East

Withdrawn

Belfast East

Withdrawn

Magherafelt

Withdrawn

2006 (4)

Banbridge

Fine

Belfast East

Fine

Craigavon

Imprisonment

Craigavon

Imprisonment