Breaking news : Airside alcohol licensing at international airports in England and Wales: call for evidence

01 Nov
2018

The Home Office has today launched a consultation which will run until 1 February 2019 into the possible restriction on 24 drinking airside at airports in England and Wales only, something previously mooted.

The aim of this call for evidence is to allow the Government to assess:

  • the true scale of the problem of drunk and disruptive passengers at international airports in England and Wales
  • the extent to which airports and airlines use effectively the existing statutory powers and other measures to address the problem
  • the impact of these interventions as well as the proposed application of the Act

The call for evidence is broken into 5 main sections:

Section 1: scale of the problem of drunk and disruptive airline passengers

Section 2: effectiveness and limitations of the current statutory and voluntary instruments in managing the problem of drunk and disruptive airline passengers

Section 3: the impact the Act could have on addressing the problem of drunk and disruptive passengers if applied airside at international airports in England and Wales

Section 4: economic implications of applying the Act airside at international airports in England and Wales

Section 5: administration of the Act airside: feasibility and practicalities

The consultation can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/airside-alcohol-licensing-at-international-airports-in-england-and-wales-call-for-evidence

Law correct at the date of publication.
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