Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1927

Persons on licensed premises during prohibited hours.

17.—(1) Subject to the exception hereinafter mentioned, every person who is found on any licensed premises during any time in which the sale of intoxicating liquor on such premises is prohibited by this Act shall, unless he is either—

(a) the holder of the licence or the owner of the premises, or

(b) resident permanently or temporarily on the premises, or

(c) a person to whom intoxicating liquor may lawfully be sold or supplied on the premises at that time, or

(d) in the employment of the holder of the licence or of the owner of the premises and is on the premises in the ordinary course of such employment, or

(e) an officer of customs and excise in the course of his duty as an officer,

be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding five pounds.

(2) Where any business other than the sale of intoxicating liquor (in this sub-section referred to as non-licensed business) is carried on in any licensed premises and the portion of such premises in which such non-licensed business is carried on is not structurally separated from the remainder of such premises, this section shall not apply to such premises during any time in which such premises are lawfully open for the carrying on of such non-licensed business.