WHAT THE WHITE PAPER OUTLINES: -A new system of licences allowing holders of personal licences to sell alcohol from any outlet holding a premises licence -Personal and premises licences to be issued by local authorities -Flexible opening hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week -New police powers to allow them to close premises -A flexible range of sanctions on licensees committing offences, including temporary reduction of opening hours -New measures to back up restrictions on underage drinking including new offences of buying alcohol on behalf of someone under 18 and knowingly permitting a sale to a person under 18, as well as test purchasing to be placed on a statutory footing, and a new duty on retailers to satisfy themselves about customers' ages {{NEWS }}