Part 1 Preliminary matters

3 Purpose

(1)

The purpose of Parts 1 to 3 and the schedules of this Act is, for the benefit of the community as a whole,—

(a)

to put in place a new system of control over the sale and supply of alcohol, with the characteristics stated in subsection (2); and

(b)

to reform more generally the law relating to the sale, supply, and consumption of alcohol so that its effect and administration help to achieve the object of this Act.

(2)

The characteristics of the new system are that—

(a)

it is reasonable; and

(b)

its administration helps to achieve the object of this Act.