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BILL

TO

Amend the Licensing Act 2003 with respect to the performance of live music
entertainment; and for connected purposes.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Licence review for live music entertainment

(1) In section 177 of the Licensing Act 2003 (dancing and live music in certain small
premises)—

(a) in subsections (1) and (2), for “the provision of music entertainment” in
5each place substitute “dancing”,

(b) in subsection (2) omit—

(i) paragraph (b) and “and” immediately before it, and

(ii) in the words following paragraph (b), the words “, in relation to
the provision of that entertainment,”,

(c) 10omit subsections (3) and (4),

(d) in subsection (8)—

(i) for “music entertainment” substitute “dancing” and in
paragraph (a) of that definition omit “(e) or”, and

(ii) omit paragraph (b) of that definition and “or” immediately
15before it, and

(e) in the heading omit “and live music”.

(2) After that section insert—

177A Licence review for music entertainment

(1) Subsection (2) applies where live music takes place in premises
20authorised to be used for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the
premises by a premises licence or club premises certificate, and—

(a) at the time of the live music, the premises are open for the
purposes of being used for the supply of alcohol for
consumption on the premises,

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(b) the live music takes place in the presence of an audience of no
more than 200 persons, and

(c) the live music takes place between 8am and 11pm on the same
day (or, where an order under section 172 has effect, between
5the hours specified in that order).

(2) Any condition of the premises licence or club premises certificate which
relates to live music does not have effect in relation to the live music,
unless it falls within subsection (3) or is added to the licence in
accordance with subsection (4).

(3) 10A condition falls within this subsection if, on a review of the premises
licence or club premises certificate it is altered so as to include a
statement that this section does not apply to it.

(4) On a review of a premises licence or club premises certificate a licensing
authority may (without prejudice to any other steps available to it
15under this Act) add a condition relating to live music as if—

(a) the live music were regulated entertainment, and

(b) the licence or certificate licensed the live music.

(5) In this section—

2 Removal of requirement to license the provision of entertainment facilities

(1) 40Schedule 1 to the Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17)Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17) is amended as follows.

(2) For sub-paragraph 1(1) substitute—

(1) For the purposes of this Act, the “provision of regulated
entertainment” means the provision of entertainment of a
description falling within paragraph 2 where the conditions in sub-
45paragraphs (2) and (3) are satisfied.

(3) In sub-paragraph 1(2) omit “, or entertainment facilities are,”.

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(4) For sub-paragraph 1(3) substitute—

(3) The second condition is that the premises on which the
entertainment is provided are made available for the purpose, or for
purposes which include the purpose, of enabling the entertainment
5concerned to take place.

(5) For sub-paragraph 1(4) substitute—

(4) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (2)(c), entertainment is to be
regarded as provided for consideration only if any charge—

(a) is made by or on behalf of any person concerned in the
10organisation or management of that entertainment, and

(b) is paid by or on behalf of some or all of the persons for whom
that entertainment is provided.

(6) In sub-paragraph 1(6) omit paragraph (c).

(7) Omit paragraph 3.

(8) 15For paragraph 4 substitute—

4 The Secretary of State may by order amend this Schedule for the
purposes of modifying the descriptions of entertainment specified in
paragraph 2, and for this purpose “modify” includes adding, varying
or removing any description.

(9) 20For paragraph 7 substitute—

7 The provision of entertainment consisting of the performance of live
music or the playing of recorded music is not to be regarded as the
provision of regulated entertainment for the purposes of this Act to
the extent that it is incidental to some other activity which is not itself
25a description of entertainment falling within paragraph 2.

(10) In paragraph 8 omit “or entertainment facilities”.

(11) In paragraph 9 omit “or entertainment facilities”.

(12) In sub-paragraph 10(1) omit “or entertainment facilities”.

(13) In paragraph 11—

(a) 30omit “or entertainment facilities”, and

(b) omit sub-paragraph (b).

(14) In paragraph 11A omit sub-paragraph (4).

(15) In paragraph 12 omit “or entertainment facilities”.

3 Exemptions for live music entertainment

(1) 35Schedule 1 to the Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17)Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 11(a) for “a performance of unamplified, live music as” substitute
“the playing of live or recorded music that forms”.

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(3) After paragraph 12 insert—

Live music in licensed venues

12A The provision of entertainment consisting of a performance of live
music is not to be regarded as the provision of regulated
5entertainment for the purposes of this Act on premises authorised to
be used for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises by
a premises licence or club premises certificate, if—

(a) the requirements of section 177A(1)(a) to (c) are satisfied, and

(b) conditions have not been included in the licence or certificate
10by virtue of section 177A(3) or (4).

(4) After paragraph 12A (as inserted by sub-paragraph (3)) insert—

Live music in workplaces

12B The provision of entertainment consisting of a performance of live
music is not to be regarded as the provision of regulated
15entertainment for the purposes of this Act, provided that—

(a) the place where the performance is provided is not licensed
under this Act (or is so licensed only for the provision of late
night refreshment) but is a workplace as defined in
regulation 2(1) of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare)
20Regulations 1992,

(b) the performance takes place in the presence of an audience of
no more than 200 persons, and

(c) the performance takes place between 8am and 11pm on the
same day.

(5) 25After paragraph 12B (as inserted by sub-paragraph (4)) insert—

Live unamplified music

12C The provision of entertainment consisting of a performance of live
music is not (subject to section 177A(3) and (4)) to be regarded as the
provision of regulated entertainment for the purposes of this Act
30provided that the music—

(a) is unamplified; and

(b) takes place between 8am and 11pm on the same day.

4 Short title, commencement and extent

(1) This Act may be cited as the Live Music Act 2011.

(2) 35This Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by
order made by statutory instrument appoint.

(3) This Act extends to England and Wales only.

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