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Public Events (Risk Assessment)

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance her Department has issued to licensing authorities on the requirement for requiring risk assessments for public events which included regulated entertainment. (95828)

The guidance issued to licensing authorities under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 states that all applicants for a premises licence or club premises certificate should carry out a risk assessment against the four licensing objectives in order to identify any necessary steps to be recorded in the operating schedule.

The guidance does not state how the risk assessment should be carried out or recorded. However, it lists publications which give technical and professional advice about safety and risk assessment at events and may be relevant in the context of regulated entertainment.