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Licensing

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent research his Department has commissioned to assess the effectiveness of the operation of premises licences. (273652)

[holding answer 8 May 2009]: While specific research has not been commissioned on this matter, the Government continue to monitor the effect of the Licensing Act 2003. On 4 March 2008, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State made a written ministerial statement on the evaluation of the impact of the 2003 Act, which can be read at

http://www.culture.gov.uk/reference_library/minister _speeches/1997.aspx

Copies of the written ministerial statement are also available in the House Library.