Revenue Act, 1862

Occasional licences to licensed victuallers to sell beer, spirits, &c. at other places for limited times.

13. [3] It shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Inland Revenue, whenever they shall consider it conducive to public convenience, comfort, and order, and with the consents in writing of two justices of the peace usually acting at the petty sessions for the petty sessional division within which the place of sale is situate, to authorize any officer of excise to grant to any person who shall be duly authorized to keep a common inn, alehouse, or victualling house, and who shall have taken out the proper excise licences to sell therein beer, spirits, wine, or tobacco, au occasional licence under this Act empowering him to sell the like articles for which he shall have taken out such licences as aforesaid at any such other place, and for and during such space or period of time, not exceeding three consecutive days at any one time, as the said Commissioners shall approve, and as shall be specified in such occasional licence; and any person who shall have taken out such occasional licence shall not be liable to any penalty or forfeiture whatever by reason or on account of his selling the articles mentioned in the said licence during the time and at the place specified therein; provided, that no such occasional licence shall authorize the sale of any beer, spirits, or wine, except during the hours after sunrise and before sunset; and provided, that the said licence shall not protect any such person in the sale of any of the articles herein mentioned, unless he shall at the time of such sale produce such licence when requested to do so by any officer of Excise, or by any constable or police officer; nor shall any such licence be granted for the sale of any of the articles herein mentioned on any Sunday, Christmas Day, or Good Friday, or on any day appointed for a public fast or thanksgiving; provided also, that the provisions of this clause shall not extend to Scotland.

[S. 14 rep. 38 & 39 Vict. c, 66. (S.L.R.)]

[3 S. 13, is amended 26 & 27 Vict. c. 33. s. 20.]