Briefing Note - Test Purchasing Sale of Alcohol to Drunks

    View Author February 2011


    The Police and Social Responsibility Bill (the “PSR Bill”) covers five distinct policy areas: alcohol licensing; police accountability and governance; the regulation of protests around Parliament Square; misuse of drugs; and the issue of arrest warrants in respect of private prosecutions for universal jurisdiction offences.

    The parts of the PSR Bill that deal with alcohol licensing are far-reaching and, if introduced in the current form, will have a significant impact upon the licensed industry in England and Wales. We consider in this publication the basic proposals within the Bill and how those proposals may affect you.