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Licensing Act

Volume 463: debated on Monday 23 July 2007

12. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on live music; and if he will make a statement. (151106)

Current assessments suggest the Act has so far had a broadly neutral impact on the staging of live music.

The Live Music Forum published its report on 4 July. This found the Act had delivered many benefits, but the forum also highlighted some areas of concern.

The second stage of our own planned research into the provision of live music will be completed by the end of the year.