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In response to pressure place on the Government by the airline industry, for measures to combat destructive behaviour associated with alcohol consumption, the Government called for evidence to support an extension of the Licensing Act 2003 to regulate sale of alcohol at airside sections of airpots in England and Wales. Under the Licensing Act 2003, there is currently an exemption regarding the sale of alcohol at many of England’s and Wales’ international airports.
This week, The Minister for State for Crime and Policing, Mr Kit Malthouse stated,
“"The 2017 report of the House of Lords Select Committee that carried out a post-legislative scrutiny of the Licensing Act 2003 recommended that the Government should revoke the exemption from the Licensing Act that applies to most international airports in England and Wales.”
A link to the Government’s response can be found below.