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Licensing Laws

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many licencees have had their licences revoked since the Licensing Act 2003 came into force; (130384)

(2) how many licences have been (a) challenged and (b) placed under review due to the selling of alcohol to minors.

We do not hold this information. However, extrapolating from data collected by the Department in November 2006 from a small sample of licensing authorities, we broadly estimate there were around 600 completed licence reviews in the first year of the new regime which resulted in approximately 100 licences being revoked. Sales or attempted sales to persons under 18 would have been a factor in a number of those cases.