Research Papers 2016

Licensing Bill

- Date: 21/01/2016

This paper provides a briefing on the proposed Private Members’ Bill concerning the licensing and sale of alcohol at outdoor stadia.


Houses in Multiple Occupation Bill

- Date: 01/02/2016

The Houses in Multiple Occupation Bill was introduced to the Assembly by the Minister for Social Development on 7 September 2015. The purpose of the Bill is to enable better regulation of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) by introducing a new licensing system. This paper provides an overview of the clauses of the Bill; the policy context behind the new regulatory framework; and explores the regulation of HMOs in other jurisdictions.