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Minimum legal drinking age in England and Wales

Minimum legal drinking age in England and Wales (courtesy of James Quan-Nicholls)

1886 Intoxicating Liquors (Sale to Children) Act

Sale of alcoholic drinks to children under thirteen banned

1901 Intoxicating Liquors (Sale to Children) Act

1886 Act repealed

Sale of alcoholic drinks to children under fourteen banned (except quantities of not less than one pint in sealed bottles)


1908 Children's Act (Section 119)

Children under fourteen banned from licensed premises

Giving alcohol to children under five banned


1910 Licensing (Consolidation) Act

'On' sale of spirits to under-sixteens banned


1923 Intoxicating Liquor (Sale to Persons Under Eighteen) Act

Under-eighteens not to be sold alcohol for consumption on licensed premises

16-18s can be served alcohol to be consumed with a meal in separate part of premises

Posted by David Fahey on December 3, 2007 at 11:52 AM in Alcohol (general), Britain, Drinking Spaces, Wales | Permalink