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New Schedule—(Certification Of Club Premises For Music And Dancing)

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1949

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1. Where, on the application of the secretary of a registered club, the London County Council are satisfied as respects any premises of the club situated as mentioned in subsection (1) of section (Special hours certificates for certain clubs) that the premises (whether or not they are kept or intended to be kept for public dancing, music or other public entertainment of the like kind) in all other respects fulfil the Council's requirements for the grant of a music and dancing licence, the Council may grant a certificate under this Schedule as respects the premises.

2. A certificate under this Schedule may be granted on such terms, and subject to such conditions or restrictions, as the Council may think fit and subject to the following provision of this Schedule, shall remain in force for such period as may be specified therein.

3. A certificate granted under this Schedule may from time to time be renewed by the London County Council on the application of the secretary of the club; and the foregoing provisions of this Schedule shall apply to the renewal of such certificates as they apply to the grant thereof.

4. Where a certificate under this Schedule as respects a club has been granted or renewed subject to any condition or restriction, the condition or restriction may be waived or modified by the London County Council on the application of the secretary of the club.

5. If while a certificate is in force under this Schedule it appears to the London County Council—

  • (a) that any condition or restriction subject to which the certificate was granted or last renewed, as the case may be, has not been complied with or, in the case of a condition or restriction which has been modified under the last foregoing paragraph, that the condition or restriction as so modified has not been complied with, and
  • (b) that the condition or restriction has not been waived under the last foregoing paragraph,
  • the Council may, after giving to the secretary of the club not less than seven days' notice that the Council are considering revoking the certificate, specifying the ground for the revocation thereof, and after affording to the secretary an opportunity of being heard by a person appointed by the Council for the purpose, revoke the certificate.—[ Mr. Ede.]

    Brought up, and read the First time.

    I beg to move, "That the Schedule be read a Second time."

    This Schedule arises out of the new Clause we discussed earlier this afternoon. I had an opportunity of discussing this matter with the representatives of the Hoteliers and Restaurateurs Association, with the proprietors of the clubs and with the L.C.C. I am glad to say that the persons who will be affected are willing to accept these very necessary requirements and that the L.C.C. are willing to accept the certification of the club premises on the ground of safety where they are being used for public music and dancing.

    Question put, and agreed to.

    Schedule read a Second time, and added to the Bill.