Criminal Justice and Courts Bill

Amendment
to be moved
on report

After Clause 28

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Assault on workers selling alcohol

(1)     A person who assaults a worker who is required to enforce or comply with
the Licensing Act 2003—

(a)   in the course of that worker’s employment, or

(b)   by reason of that worker’s employment,

(2)     In this section—

“worker selling alcohol” means a person whose employment involves
them selling alcohol under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003;

“employment” in this context means any paid or unpaid work
whether under contract, apprenticeship, or otherwise.

(3)     A person who is guilty of an offence under this section is liable—

(a)   on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not
exceeding two years or an unlimited fine (or both),

(b)   on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding
six months or a fine not exceeding the statutory minimum (or
both).”

Prepared 9th October 2014