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Licensed Premises

Volume 470: debated on Monday 7 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many different statutory notices licensed premises must display. (176719)

Under the Licensing Act 2003, a premises licence holder is required to display the most recent summary of the premises licence (or a certified copy of it) and a notice specifying the position held by the person who has custody of the premises licence itself (if that person is not the licence-holder). There are similar requirements for the holder of a club premises certificate. A person who gives a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) must display the TEN itself, or in lieu thereof, a notice identifying the person with custody of the TEN.

The holder of a premises licence or club premises certificate is therefore required to display a minimum of one, and a maximum of two notices under the 2003 Act. A person who gives a TEN is required to display at least one notice.

A premises licence holder may also need to display notices in order to comply with legislation other than licensing legislation. These include notices as regards prices of food and drink under the Weights and Measures Act 1985, notices concerning the prohibition of smoking under the Health Act 2006, notices concerning business names under the Business Names Act 1985 and notices under Health and Safety legislation.