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Alcoholic Drinks: Licensing

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many small businesses had their licences to sell alcohol revoked in 2007 where sales to underage drinkers were cited as the reason. (179361)

This information is not held centrally.

Statistical bulletins on licences to sell alcohol include the number of licences revoked, but do not indicate the reason for revocation, nor the size of premises affected. Licences may be revoked on review for one or more reasons relating to the four licensing objectives, including sales of alcohol to children.

The latest DCMS Statistical Bulletin on Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment, was published on 8 November 2007 and shows that, between April 2006 and March 2007, there were 695 reviews which resulted in 92 licences being revoked and 91 being suspended.