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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 10th April 2003

STANDING COMMITTEE D


LICENSING BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [1st April 2003, as amended on 3rd April 2003].

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Mark Hoban

82

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     17,     at beginning insert 'Subject to subsection (2A),'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Mark Hoban

83

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     26,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   Regulations made under subsection (2) may not make provision for—

      (a) the public to be excluded from any meeting of a licensing committee or sub-committee, or

      (b) the public to be denied access to the agendas and records produced in respect of those buildings.'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

139

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     26,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   Regulations made under subsection (2) shall as far as possible have the effect of the relevant provisions of the Local Government Act.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Mark Hoban

84

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     33,     after 'officer', insert 'or a panel of officers'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Mark Hoban

85

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     38,     after 'officer', insert 'or a panel of officers'.


   

Mr Andrew Turner

176

Clause     13,     page     8,     line     4,     leave out 'subsection (3)' and insert 'subsections (3) and (3A)'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

177

Clause     13,     page     8,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Where the applicant or owner of the premises is the licensing authority in whose area the premises are situated, the relevant licensing authority is the licensing justices, as defined by section 2 of the Licensing Act 1964 (c. 26).'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

212

Clause     13,     page     8,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Where the applicant or owner of the premises is the licensing authority in whose area the premises are situated, the Secretary of State shall designate another licensing authority as the relevant licensing authority in relation to the application.'.


   

Mr Andrew Turner

178

Clause     14,     page     8,     line     42,     leave out from 'person' to end of line 45 and insert 'or a representative of a business or body whether incorporated or otherwise likely (in his opinion) to be affected by the grant or rejection of an application,'.

   

Dr Kim Howells

10

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     1,     leave out paragraph (e).

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Mark Hoban

170

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     1,     leave out from beginning to first 'the' in line 2.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

179

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     2,     leave out from first 'the' to end of line 3 and insert 'local councillor of the local authority,

      (f) the council for the parish (in England) or community (in Wales) in which the premises are situated.

    (3A)   For the purposes of subsection (3) "local authority" means the district or county (in England), county or county borough (in Wales), or London borough in which the premises are situated or the City of London or the area of the Council of the Isles of Scilly being the authority in which the premises are situated.'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

181

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     2,     leave out 'or ward' and insert ', ward or division'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

180

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     2,     after second 'ward', insert 'or electoral division'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Mark Hoban

171

Clause     14,     page     9,     leave out line 14.

   

Dr Kim Howells

120

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     14,     leave out 'for the area in which the premises are situated' and insert 'by which statutory functions are exercisable in any area in which the premises are situated in relation to minimising or preventing the risk of pollution of the environment or of harm to human health'.

   

Dr Kim Howells

11

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     14,     at end insert—

      '( ) a body which—

      (i) represents those who, in relation to any such area, are responsible for, or interested in, matters relating to the protection of children from harm, and

      (ii) is recognised by the licensing authority for that area for the purposes of this section as being competent to advise it on such matters,'.

   

Mr Mark Field
Mr Malcolm Moss

122

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     14,     at end insert—

      '( ) the principal litter authority for the area;'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

182

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     14,     at end insert—

      '( ) the health authority responsible for ambulance services for the area in which the premises are situated;'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

183

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     14,     at end insert—

      '( ) the authorities responsible for safety and rescue at sea (where the premises are a sea-going vessel);'.

   

Dr Kim Howells

121

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     15,     leave out ', including the relevant licensing authority,' and insert '(other than the relevant licensing authority)'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Mark Hoban

142

Clause     16,     page     9,     line     36,     leave out from 'being' to end of line 37 and insert 'registered with the relevant licensing authority in that capacity.'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Mark Hoban

143

Clause     16,     page     9,     line     39,     leave out 'in the licence'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Mark Hoban

144

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     10,     leave out from 'form' to end of line 15.

   

Mr Mark Field
Mr Malcolm Moss

36

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     10,     leave out 'and'.

   

Mr Mark Field
Mr Malcolm Moss

37

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     15,     at end insert 'and

      (d) where the application is for opening hours to include those beyond normal trading hours, by an environmental impact assessment.'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Mark Hoban

145

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     25,     leave out paragraph (e).

   

Mr Mark Field
Mr Malcolm Moss

123

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     33,     at end insert—

      '(gg) whether the licensable activities will involve nudity or activities of a sexual nature,'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Mark Hoban
Nick Harvey
Mr Adrian Sanders

186

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     33,     at end insert—

      '( ) where the relevant licensable activities include the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises, the maximum permitted occupancy of the premises,'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

184

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     36,     leave out 'an applicant to advertise his application' and insert 'a licensing authority to advertise each application it receives'.


   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Mark Hoban

187

Clause     19,     page     12,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '( )   The licensing authority is under a duty to act promptly in the determination of applications under this section.'.

   

Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Mark Hoban

188

Clause     19,     page     12,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '( )   Where an application for a premises licence is received by a licensing authority but—

      (a) it is not made in accordance with section 18, or

      (b) the authority is not satisfied under subsection (1)(b),

       the authority shall return the application to the applicant indicating its reasons for doing so.'.

   

Mr Mark Field
Mr Malcolm Moss

38

Clause     19,     page     12,     line     7,     leave out 'subsection (3)' and insert 'subsections (3) and (11)'.

   

Mr Mark Field
Mr Malcolm Moss

136

Clause     19,     page     12,     line     8,     after 'application', insert 'unless a saturation policy is in place,'.

   

Mr Mark Field
Mr Malcolm Moss

124

Clause     19,     page     12,     line     9,     after 'the', insert 'licensing statement or the'.

   

Mr Mark Field
Mr Malcolm Moss

125

Clause     19,     page     12,     line     10,     leave out 'and'.

   

Mr Mark Field
Mr Malcolm Moss

126

Clause     19,     page     12,     line     12,     at end insert 'and

      (c) such conditions as may be required for the promotion of the licensing objectives, whether or not consistent with the operating schedule accompanying the application.'.

 
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