Supplementary memorandum submitted by Roger Gall



The Licensing Authorities which have adopted Form 696, given the broad nature of yet another definition, would for all practical effect, require the advance provision of personal details of those involved in any planned Regulated Entertainment. In the case of participatory music sessions, this would not be possible, as there would be no way in advance, of knowing which customers would be likely to turn up.


This is either a very good example of why such sessions should not be judged to be licensable Regulated Entertainment or an example of another adverse effect of the Licensing Act on perfectly positive activities, which I am sure that Parliament had no intention of affecting. 



December 2008