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Licensing Legislation

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the progress on preparation of the new licensing legislation consultation document. (82673)

We are conducting a review of the guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 in two stages.

Following an initial review, which covered issues where a broad consensus existed among stakeholders, supplementary guidance was tabled in Parliament on 22 June 2006. The supplement is now in force and has been made available to all licensing authorities.

We will conduct a formal public consultation on the fuller review over the summer with a view to tabling any revised guidance in Parliament by the end of 2006.