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Licensing: Live Music

Volume 714: debated on Tuesday 10 November 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the 5 per cent increase in venues with a live music permission, reported in the 2008–09 alcohol, entertainment and late-night refreshment licensing statistics published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on 22 October, (a) is accounted for by applications from schools and councils licensing their own premises, including parks and streets, and (b) are premises that would not have needed such a permission before the Licensing Act 2003 came into effect. [HL6174]

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport does not hold data on types of premises as, in general, the Licensing Act 2003 does not define these. No analysis of the kind described in part (b) of the question has been conducted.