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Licensed Premises: Wales

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) public houses, (b) night clubs and (c) other licensed premises in each police force area in Wales have been issued with (i) a written warning, (ii) a penalty notice and (iii) a temporary or permanent closure notice as a result of drunken behaviour in or around the licensed premises under the powers of the Licensing Act 2003, in each year since the Act came into force. (270704)

[holding answer 23 April 2009]: The Home Office does not collect data centrally on any of the issues raised.

Penalty notices for disorder (PNDs) can only be issued to individuals for 24 specific offences. Information collected centrally records the offence but is not broken down further to provide details of location etc. PNDs cannot be issued to ‘other’ defendants which would include companies and public bodies.

Data on the number of closure notices issued are collected by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport who have provided the following Tables. These cannot be broken down by premises type.

Table 1: Number of completed reviews following a premises licences closure order—Welsh licensing authorities

Premises licence (following closure orders under s.161 of Act)

April 2006 to March 2007

April 2007 to March 2008

Blaenau Gwent

0

0

Bridgend

0

0

Caerphilly

1

0

Cardiff

0

0

Carmarthenshire

0

0

Ceredigion

0

0

Conwy

0

0

Denbighshire

0

0

Flintshire

0

1

Gwynedd

n/a

0

Isle of Anglesey

0

1

Merthyr Tydfil

0

0

Monmouthshire

0

0

Neath Port Talbot

0

0

Newport

n/a

0

Pembrokeshire

0

0

Powys

0

0

Rhondda Cynon Taff

n/a

0

Swansea

0

0

Torfaen

0

0

Vale of Glamorgan

0

0

Wrexham

0

0

Wales total

1

2

Notes:

1. Does not include closure orders where a review did not take place.

2. This power did not come into force until May 2007.

3. Statistics on Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment licensing have been collected on an annual basis since 2006-07. This collection does not identify the number of public houses in England and Wales, but rather the number of premises authorising the sale or supply of alcohol by means of a premises licence or a club premises certificate. The figures therefore include licensed premises such as hotels, off licences and convenience stores as well as public houses.

Table 2: Number of premises licences closure notice, where a premises is prohibited from selling alcohol for 48 hours following a closure notice under S.169A for persistent sales of alcohol to children—Welsh licensing authorities

Closure notice (premises licence) under s.169A of Act

April 2006 to March 20071

April 2007 to March 2008

Blaenau Gwent

n/a

0

Bridgend

n/a

0

Caerphilly

n/a

0

Cardiff

n/a

0

Carmarthenshire

n/a

0

Ceredigion

n/a

0

Conwy

n/a

0

Denbighshire

n/a

0

Flintshire

n/a

0

Gwynedd

n/a

n/a

Isle of Anglesey

n/a

0

Merthyr Tydfil

n/a

0

Monmouthshire

n/a

0

Neath Port Talbot

n/a

0

Newport

n/a

0

Pembrokeshire

n/a

0

Powys

n/a

0

Rhondda Cynon Taff

n/a

0

Swansea

n/a

0

Torfaen

n/a

0

Vale of Glamorgan

n/a

0

Wrexham

n/a

0

Wales total

n/a

0

1 This information was not collected for 2006-07.

Note:

Statistics on Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment licensing have been collected on an annual basis since 2006-07. This collection does not identify the number of public houses in England and Wales, but rather the number of premises authorising the sale or supply of alcohol by means of a premises licence or a club premises certificate. The figures therefore include licensed premises such as hotels, off licences and convenience stores as well as public houses.