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Alcoholic Drinks: Licensing

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will bring forward amendments to the Licensing Act 2003 to (a) limit the number of licensed premises to which any one person can be appointed as the designated premises supervisor and (b) ensure that there must always be at least one personal licence holder present at each licensed premises when sales of alcohol take place; and if he will make a statement. (224063)

We have no plans to amend the Act in this manner. Local licensing authorities are already able to attach conditions to individual premises licences in support of the four main licensing objectives. Such conditions can relate to appropriate levels of supervision at individual premises, and it is entirely correct that such decisions are taken at local level, flexibly responding to local licensing needs.