17—Licence to sell motor spirit and lubricants
(1) The Minister may,
upon the application of a shopkeeper, grant a licence permitting that
shopkeeper to sell and deliver motor spirit and lubricants on any day after
closing time and on Sundays and public holidays.
(2) The licence may be
subject to such limitations, restrictions and conditions as are prescribed.
(3) The licensee must
pay to the Minister such fees as may be prescribed.
(4) A shopkeeper who
holds a licence granted under subsection (1) may open the shop to which
the licence relates during the hours specified in the licence for the purpose
of selling and delivering motor spirit and lubricants in accordance with the
(4a) During those
hours a shopkeeper referred to in subsection (4) may also sell in
accordance with the licence any other goods that are normally sold at the shop
subject to the following restrictions:
aggregate price of motor spirit and lubricants sold at the shop during the
immediately preceding period of seven consecutive trading days of the shop
must be equal to or greater than the percentage (prescribed by regulation) of
the aggregate price of all goods sold at the shop during that period; and
shop must be a shop that would fall within the definition of
"exempt shop" in section 4 if the business carried on at the shop did not
include the retail sale of motor spirit and lubricants.
(5) The Minister, if
of the opinion that a licence under this section has been abused in any way,
may, by notice in writing addressed to the holder of the licence, cancel the
licence (and the licence thereupon becomes void).