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Stop the identification over the age of 18 yr and under 25yr to buy alcohol.

Submitted on Saturday 2nd November 2019

Rejected on Monday 4th November 2019

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)

Petition Action

Stop the identification over the age of 18 yr and under 25yr to buy alcohol.

Petition Details

If people look under 18 yrs of age then they should be asked for id. Like wise if a premises states that people should be 21 yrs of age to be served. But we now have a situation where someone who could be 30 yrs old but looks under 25 can be challenged for id.

Additional Information

This means most people of 27 yrs of age and below are having to carry identification in England to be able to purchase alcohol. Which in my opinion is too authoritarian. As the law states you need to be over the age of 18 to buy alcohol. This feels like identity cards through the backdoor.


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

We can't accept your petition because the UK Government and Parliament aren't responsible for the issue you raise. The Challenge 25 Scheme, operated by the Retail of Alcohol Standards Group in England, is not mandatory. You can find out more here:

http://rasg.org.uk/faqs/

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