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Licensing (Sunday Hours) Act 1995 (c. 33)

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(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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Licensing (Sunday Hours) Act 1995 (c. 33)

1995 CHAPTER 33

An Act to amend the provisions of the Licensing Act 1964 relating to permitted hours in licensed premises and clubs on Sundays and Good Friday; and for connected purposes.

[19th July 1995]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:--

1 Permitted hours in licensed premises

(1) Section 60 of the [1964 c. 26.] Licensing Act 1964 (permitted hours in licensed premises) shall be amended as follows.

(2) For subsection (1)(b) (Sundays, Christmas Day and Good Friday) there shall be substituted--

" (b) on Sundays, other than Christmas Day, and on Good Friday, the hours from twelve noon to half past ten in the evening; and

(c) on Christmas Day, the hours from twelve noon to half past ten in the evening, with a break of four hours beginning at three in the afternoon. " .

(3) In subsection (6) (off-licences), the words "or Good Friday" shall be omitted and at the end of that subsection there shall be added the words "and the permitted hours on Sundays, other than Christmas Day, shall begin at ten in the morning".

2 Permitted hours in registered clubs

(1) In section 62(1) of the Licensing Act 1964 (permitted hours in registered clubs)--

(a) for paragraph (a) there shall be substituted--

" (a) on days other than Christmas Day, the general licensing hours; " ; and

(b) in paragraph (b), for the words "Sundays, Christmas Day and Good Friday," there shall be substituted the words "Christmas Day,".

(2) In section 62(3) of that Act (notice of permitted hours) for the words "on Sundays, Christmas Day and Good Friday" there shall be substituted the words "on Christmas Day".

3 Restriction orders

In section 67A(4) of the [1964 c. 26.] Licensing Act 1964 (restriction orders) for the words from "specify" to "and may" there shall be substituted the words--

" (a) specify any time between half past two and half past five in the afternoon on weekdays other than Good Friday, and between three and seven in the afternoon on Sundays and Good Friday, and

(b) " .

4 Consequential amendments and repeals

(1) The amendments of the Licensing Act 1964 set out in Schedule 1 to this Act (which are consequential on sections 1 to 3) shall have effect.

(2) The enactments listed in Schedule 2 to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

5 Commencement

This Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.

6 Short title and extent

(1) This Act may be cited as the Licensing (Sunday Hours) Act 1995.

(2) This Act does not extend to Scotland or Northern Ireland.

SCHEDULES

Section 4(1)

SCHEDULE 1 Consequential Amendments

1 The [1964 c. 26.] Licensing Act 1964 shall be amended as follows.

2 In section 51(2) (register of clubs), for the words "on Sundays, Christmas Day and Good Friday," there shall be substituted the words "on Christmas Day,".

3 In section 60(5) (permitted hours in licensed premises), for the words "(a) and (b)" there shall be substituted the words "(a) to (c)".

4 In section 68(1)(a) (extension of permitted hours in restaurants), for the words "Sundays, Christmas Day and Good Friday," there shall be substituted the words "Christmas Day,".

5 In section 87A (power to vary permitted hours in on-licensed vineyard premises)--

(a) in subsection (4)--

(i) for the words ", Christmas Day or" there shall be substituted the words ", other than Christmas Day, or on"; and

(ii) in paragraph (b) for the word "five" there shall be substituted the word "nine"; and

(b) after subsection (4) there shall be inserted--

" (4A) In making an order under this section with respect to the permitted hours on Christmas Day, licensing justices may not so vary the hours as to make them--

(a) begin before twelve noon; or

(b) exceed in total more than five and a half hours. " .



Section 4(2).

SCHEDULE 2 Repeals

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
1964 c. 26.The Licensing Act 1964.In section 60(6), the words "or Good Friday".
1988 c. 17.The Licensing Act 1988.Section 1(2).
In Schedule 1, paragraphs 1 and 4.

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