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Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) charged and (b) convicted of persistently selling alcohol to children under section 147A of the Licensing Act 2003. (226025)

Section 147A of the Licensing Act 2003, as amended by section 23 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 came into force on 6 April 2007.

As a result, complete data for this offence will be available for 2008 and beyond. Court proceedings data for 2008 will be available in the autumn of 2009. Data in relation to individuals charged with offences are not held centrally.