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Sports Events (Alcohol Sales)

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

19. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with sporting bodies on the possible effect on antisocial behaviour of the sale of alcohol at sporting events. (74936)

I have had no discussions with sporting bodies on the impact of the sale of alcohol at sporting events on antisocial behaviour. The licensing of sales of alcohol was devolved to individual licensing authorities by the Licensing Act 2003. The prevention of crime and disorder is one of the licensing objectives which licensing authorities have to take into account when relevant representations are made on a licence application. The police can also seek a review of a licence if they have concerns about crime and disorder.