327. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the sale of alcohol Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23409/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): It is proposed that the Sale of Alcohol Bill will contain proposals to update the law relating to the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol in licensed premises and registered clubs, by replacing both the Licensing Acts 1833 to 2018 and the Registration of Clubs Acts 1904 to 2008 with streamlined provisions more suited to modern conditions.
These legislative proposals are among a large number of bills under consideration in my Department. At this time it is not possible to indicate when this complex bill will be published.