I've also been asked in the form:
Tesco have recently ramped up their age-restricted goods policy. Anyone who looks like they might be under 25 will have to provide ID, and the notices have a very restricted list of what is acceptable, namely passport, photo driving licence or National ID Card.
So it’s tough luck on anyone looking young who doesn’t drive or travel.
Why are more places not accepting other photo-ID?
That's Dover. Tesco in my area of London definitely accepts PASS cards, too.
The problem is, as I have pointed out on these forums many times before
... the Licensing Act 2003, which places the newly empowered local authority licensing departments under a statutory duty to work to eliminate
under age drinking, as the DCMS interprets the legislation. They use agents provocateurs to run test purchase campaigns. Off-licenses, including supermarkets are thus under a reign of terror because it is up to them to prove they took all reasonable steps to prevent illegal sales, or they and any staff-members involved may be convicted.
Since Challenge 21 has clearly not
prevented children getting hold of alcohol, the authorities have now started to proceed on the assumption adults must be buying it for them, which is now an offence, and which retailers are also supposed to prevent on pain of losing their licenses. The idea seems to be that adults between 21 and 24 are more likely to be proxies for minors. (Which seems to me highly implausible.)
http://www.wsta.co.uk/Press/Retail-indu ... sales.html