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Events Licences

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will assess the cost of obtaining events licences for scout and guide premises. (114873)

DCMS has no plans to assess the costs of obtaining licences specifically for scout and guide premises. However, the Government are keen to ensure that community premises in general are not subject to unnecessary burdens under the new licensing regime. The Independent Licensing Fees Review Panel has been asked to look specifically at the impact of fees on village and community halls. Copies of the panel’s report will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses shortly.