The Licensing Act 2003: post-legislative scrutiny Contents

Appendix 2: List of Witnesses

Evidence is published online at www.parliament.uk/licensing-act-committee and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 3074).

Evidence received by the Committee is listed below in chronological order of oral evidence session and in alphabetical order. Those witnesses marked with ** gave both oral evidence and written evidence. Those marked with a * gave oral evidence and did not submit any written evidence. All other witnesses submitted written evidence only.

Oral evidence in chronological order

**

Andy Johnson, Head of Alcohol, Home Office

QQ 1–15

**

Anna Paige, Head of Drugs and Alcohol Unit/Drugs and Firearms Licensing Unit, Home Office

*

Kate McGavin, Deputy Director of Media and Creativity, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

*

Lindsay Wilkinson Deputy Director - Drug and Alcohol Policy, Department of Health

*

Rosanna O’Connor, Director, Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco, Public Health England

**

Councillor Tony Page, Deputy Leader, Reading Borough Council and Licensing Champion, Local Government Association

QQ 16–30

*

Councillor Debbie Mason, Portfolio Holder for Safety and Well-being, Rushcliffe Borough Council

David Banks, Executive Manager Neighbourhoods, Rushcliffe Borough Council

**

Councillor James Lewis, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Resources and Strategy, Leeds City Council

*

Councillor Peter Richards, Chairman of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee, Stratford-on-Avon District Council

*

Steve Quartermain CBE, Chief Planning Officer, Department for Communities and Local Government

QQ 31–40

**

Jon Foster, Institute of Alcohol Studies

QQ 41–53

*

Chris Snowdon, Institute of Economic Affairs

**

Daniel Davies, National Chairman, Institute of Licensing

QQ 54–62

**

John Miley, National Chair, National Association of Licensing and Enforcement Officers

Marie-Claire Frankie, Licensing Solicitor, National Association of Licensing and Enforcement Officers

*

Michael Kheng, Chair, Midlands Region, British Institute of Innkeeping

**

James Lowman, Chief Executive, Association of Convenience Stores

QQ 63–69

*

Gill Sherratt, Director, Licensing Matters

**

Miles Beale, Chief Executive, Wine and Spirit Trade Association

**

Dr Alan Shrank, Chairman, National Organisation of Residents Associations

QQ 70–77

Councillor Carol Davies, National Organisation of Residents Associations

*

Richard Brown, Licensing Solicitor, Westminster Citizens Advice

**

Patricia Thomas, Chair, Harmood, Clarence, Hartland Residents Association

**

Tim Page, Chief Executive, Campaign for Real Ale

QQ 78–89

**

Stuart Gallyot, Company Secretary and Director of Legal & Estates, Punch Taverns

**

Robert Humphreys, Non-Executive Director, Society of Independent Brewers

**

Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive, British Beer and Pub Association

QQ 90–101

**

Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive, Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers

**

Vernon Hunte, Government Affairs Director, British Hospitality Association

**

Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Chair, Alcohol Health Alliance

QQ 102–112

*

Adrian Boyle, Chair of the Quality Emergency Care Committee, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

**

Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, Vice-President, Association of Directors of Public Health

*

Professor Colin Drummond, Chair of the Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists

**

John Gaunt, Partner, John Gaunt and Partners

QQ 113–123

**

Andrew Grimsey, Solicitor, Poppleston Allen

**

Professor Roy Light, Barrister, St John’s Chambers

*

Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, Chief Magistrate

QQ 124–132

*

District Judge Elizabeth Roscoe, Westminster Magistrates’ Court

*

Sheena Jowett JP, Deputy Chairman, Magistrates’ Association

*

Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas, Police Superintendents Association

QQ 133–143

**

Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Kearton, National Police Chiefs’ Council

**

Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall

**

Gerald Gouriet QC

QQ 144–154

*

Andrew Cochrane, Senior Partner and Head of Licensing, Flint Bishop Solicitors

*

Paul Douglas, Managing Director, Douglas Licensing (NW)

**

Nick Grant, Head of Legal Services, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd

QQ 155–165

*

James Brodhurst-Brown, Manager, Regulatory Affairs and Trading Law, Waitrose

*

Mark Bentley, Customer Operations Director, Ocado

*

Peter Adkins, Director of Regulatory Services, Emms Gilmore Liberson Solicitors

QQ 166–172

*

Paul Varney, Association of London Clubs

**

George Dawson, Union President, Working Men’s Club and Institute Union Limited

*

Leenamari Aantaa-Collier

QQ 173–182

**

Anthony Lyons, Partner, Kuit Steinart Levy LLP

*

Karl Suschitzky, Environmental Health Officer, Derby City Council

**

Peter Rogers, Managing Director, Sustainable Acoustics

**

Alan Miller, Night Time Industries Association

QQ 183–196

**

Peter Marks, Chief Executive, The Deltic Group

*

Ron Reid, Shoosmith’s, on behalf of McDonald’s

*

Ibrahim Dogus, British Kebab and Retail Awards

**

Paul Latham, UK Live Music Group

QQ 197–207

**

Mark Davyd, Music Venue Trust

**

Alex Mann, Musicians’ Union

**

Sarah Newton MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism, Home Office

QQ 208–227

*

Nicola Blackwood MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation, Department of Health

Alphabetical list of all witnesses

*

Leenamari Aantaa-Collier (QQ 173–182)

Access Association

LIC0055

Action with Communities in Rural England

LIC0059

Admiral Taverns

LIC0124

Alcohol Concern

LIC0085

Alcohol Focus Scotland

LIC0127

**

Alcohol Health Alliance UK (Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Chair: QQ 102–112)

LIC0078

Alcohol Research UK

LIC0022

*

Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, Chief Magistrate (QQ 124–132)

Ashford Borough Council

LIC0016

**

Association of Convenience Stores (James Lowman, Chief Executive: QQ 63–69)

LIC0086

**

Association of Directors of Public Health (Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, Vice-President: QQ 102–112)

LIC0064

**

Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive: QQ 90–101)

LIC0150

*

Association of London Clubs (Paul Varney: (QQ 166–172)

Attitude is Everything

LIC0091

Avon and Somerset Constabulary

LIC0081

Balance North East Alcohol Office

LIC0023

Keith Barker-Main

LIC0001

Bath City Centre Action Group

LIC0036

Jez Bayes

LIC0015

Beds & Bars

LIC0114

Berkshire Licensing Liaison Group

LIC0122

Bilton Hall Amateur Boxing Club

LIC0012

Birmingham City Council Licensing and Environmental Health

LIC0141

Breckland Council

LIC0120

Brighton and Hove Council

LIC0017

**

British Beer & Pub Association (Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive: QQ 90–101)

LIC0111
LIC0159

**

British Hospitality Association (Vernon Hunte, Government Affairs Director QQ 90–101)

LIC0149

*

British Institute of Innkeeping (Michael Kheng, Chair, Midlands Region: QQ 54–62)

*

British Kebab and Retail Awards (Ibrahim Dogus: QQ 183–196)

British Medical Association

LIC0041

British Retail Consortium

LIC0167

Broxtowe Borough Council

LIC0138

Councillor Jonny Bucknell

LIC0152

Business in Licensing

LIC0140

Cambridge City Council

LIC0108

Cambridgeshire County Council Public Health Directorate

LIC0123

**

Campaign for Real Ale (Tim Page, Chief Executive: QQ 78–89)

LIC0121

Cardiff County Council

LIC0082

Central Bedfordshire Licensing Committee

LIC0142

Central England Trading Standards

LIC0021

Champs Public Health Collaborative

LIC0038

Chelston Cockington and Livermead Community Partnership

LIC0009

Cheshire Constabulary

LIC0043

Cheshire East Council

LIC0039

Citizens Advice Westminster

LIC0132
LIC0161

City of London Corporation

LIC0154

City of Wolverhampton Council

LIC0095

Clifton Down Community Association

LIC0079

Cornwall Council Licensing Authority

LIC0069

Covent Garden Community Association

LIC0118

Reba Danson

LIC0125

**

Deltic Group (Peter Marks, Chief Executive: QQ 183–196)

LIC0163

*

Department for Communities and Local Government (Steve Quartermain CBE, Chief Planning Officer QQ 31–40)

*

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Kate McGavin, Deputy Director of Media and Creativity: QQ 1–15)

*

Department of Health (Lindsay Wilkinson, Deputy Director , Drug and Alcohol Policy: QQ 1–15)

Nicola Blackwood MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation (QQ 208–227)

*

Derby City Council (Karl Suschitzky, Environmental Health Officer: QQ 173–182)

Derbyshire Police

LIC0028

Devon Licensing Officers Group

LIC0075

*

Douglas Licensing (NW), (Paul Douglas, Managing Director QQ 144–154)

Durham Constabulary

LIC0045

Ealing Civic Society

LIC0129

*

Emms Gilmore Liberson Solicitors (Peter Adkins, Director of Regulatory Services: QQ 166–172)

Equity

LIC0071

Fabric Life Limited

LIC0157

Faculty of Occupational Medicine & Society of Occupational Medicine

LIC0143

Federation of Bath Residents’ Associations

LIC0031

Federation of Wholesale Distributors

LIC0061

*

Flint Bishop Solicitors (Andrew Cochrane, Partner and Head of Licensing: QQ 144–154)

Matthew France

LIC0089

Councillor Bill Gifford

LIC0113

Gloucestershire Licensing Officer’s Group

LIC0101

**

Gerald Gouriet QC (QQ 144–154)

LIC0056
LIC0165

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

LIC0103

Clive Grunshaw

LIC0147

**

Harmood, Clarence, Hartland Residents Association (Patricia Thomas, Chair: QQ 70–77)

LIC0033
LIC0169

Healthier Futures

LIC0097

Heart of London Business Alliance

LIC0128

Henrietta Park Residents’ Association

LIC0109

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

LIC0049

**

Home Office (Andy Johnson, Head of Alcohol, Anna Paige, Head of Drugs and Alcohol Unit/Drugs and Firearms Licensing Unit: QQ 1–15)

LIC0063
LIC0155
LIC0164
LIC0175

Sarah Newton MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism (QQ 208–227)

**

Institute of Alcohol Studies (Jon Foster: QQ 41–53)

LIC0047

*

Institute of Economic Affairs (Chris Snowdon: QQ 41–53)

**

Institute of Licensing (Daniel Davies, National Chairman: QQ 54–62)

LIC0126

Jet2.com

LIC0156

**

John Gaunt and Partners (John Gaunt, Partner: QQ 113–123)

LIC0054
LIC0171

Joshua Simons & Associates Ltd

LIC0133

Kent Police

LIC0083

Kingscliffe Society

LIC0146

**

Kuit Steinart Levy LLP (Anthony Lyons, Partner: QQ 173–182)

LIC0098

Kurnia Licensing Consultants Limited

LIC0162

Lancashire Constabulary

LIC0139

Christopher Lear

LIC0003

**

Leeds City Council (Councillor James Lewis, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Resources and Strategy: QQ 16–30)

LIC0034

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Licensing Forum

LIC0013

*

Licensing Matters (Gill Sherratt, Director: QQ 63–69)

**

Professor Roy Light, Barrister, St John’s Chambers (QQ 113–123)

LIC0168

Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain

LIC0065

**

Local Government Association (Councillor Tony Page, Deputy Leader, Reading Borough Council and Licensing Champion: QQ 16–30)

LIC0062
LIC0099

London Borough of Hackney

LIC0136

London Borough of Havering

LIC0068

London Borough of Hounslow

LIC0025

London Borough of Lambeth

LIC0134

London Borough of Newham

LIC0044

*

Magistrates’ Association (Sheena Jowett JP, Deputy Chairman: QQ 124–132)

Mayor of London

LIC0173

*

McDonald’s (Ron Reid, Shoosmith’s, on behalf of McDonald’s: QQ 183–196)

Malcolm McKessar

LIC0011

Medway Public Health

LIC0066

Middlesbrough Council

LIC0073

Mill Hill Park Residents’ Association

LIC0080

James Mooney

LIC0008

Ian Mowbray

LIC0006

**

Music Venue Trust (Mark Davyd: QQ 197–207)

LIC0058

**

Music Venue Trust, UK Live Music Group and Musicians’ Union (Paul Latham, Mark Davyd and Alex Mann: QQ 197–207)

LIC0174

**

National Association of Licensing and Enforcement Officers (John Miley, National Chair, Marie-Claire Frankie, Licensing Solicitor: QQ 54–62)

LIC0148
LIC0158

National Federation of Retail Newsagents

LIC0107

**

National Organisation of Residents’ Associations (Dr Alan Shrank, Chairman, Councillor Carol Davies: QQ 70–77)

LIC0024
LIC0160

**

National Police Chiefs’ Council (Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Kearton: QQ 133–143)

LIC0115
LIC0166

**

Night Time Industries Association (Alan Miller: QQ 183–196)

LIC0100

*

Ocado (Mark Bentley, Customer Operations Director QQ 155–165)

**

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall (Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall: QQ 133–143)

LIC0153

Paddington Waterways and Maida Vale Society

LIC0144

Pinsent Masons LLP

LIC0074

Plymouth City Council

LIC0048

*

Police Superintendents Association of England and Wales (Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas: QQ 133–143)

Michael Pollard

LIC0002

**

Poppleston Allen (Andrew Grimsey, Solicitor: QQ 113–123)

LIC0105

*

Public Health England (Rosanna O’Connor, Director, Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco: QQ 1–15)

**

Punch Taverns (Stuart Gallyot, Company Secretary and Director of Legal & Estates: QQ 78–89)

LIC0087

*

District Judge Elizabeth Roscoe, Westminster Magistrates’ Court (QQ 124–132)

Royal Borough of Greenwich

LIC0176

*

Royal College of Emergency Medicine (Dr Adrian Boyle, Chair of the Quality Emergency Care Committee: QQ 102–112)

*

Royal College of Psychiatrists (Professor Colin Drummond, Chair of the Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry: QQ 102–112)

*

Rushcliffe Borough Council (Councillor Debbie Mason, Portfolio Holder for Safety and Well-being, David Banks, Executive Manager Neighbourhoods: QQ 16–30)

**

Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd (Nick Grant, Head of Legal Services: QQ 155–165)

LIC0046
LIC0170

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

LIC0026

John Saunders

LIC0067

Scarborough Borough Council

LIC0014

Scarborough Borough Council Licensing Committee

LIC0145

Scotch Whisky Association

LIC0092

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems

LIC0032

Sedgemoor District Council

LIC0007

Sedgemoor District Council Licensing and General Purposes Committee

LIC0076

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

LIC0084

Stuart Seydel

LIC0005

Caroline Sharkey

LIC0119

Abigail Shepherd

LIC0070

James Sloan

LIC0020

**

Society of Independent Brewers (Robert Humphreys, Non-Executive Director: QQ 78–89)

LIC0093

Soho Society

LIC0050

South Derbyshire District Council

LIC0151

South Holland District Council

LIC0116

South Somerset District Council

LIC0019

South Tyneside Council

LIC0027

South Wales Police

LIC0072

St Austell Town Council

LIC0051

St Edmundsbury Borough and Forest Heath District Councils

LIC0060

St Peter’s Residents’ Association

LIC0104

Staffordshire Police

LIC0037

Councillor Clive Stevens

LIC0077

*

Stratford-on-Avon District Council (Councillor Peter Richards, Chairman of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee: QQ 16–30)

Suffolk Coastal District Council and Waveney District Council

LIC0029

Sunderland Health and Wellbeing Board

LIC0110

Sussex Police

LIC0042

**

Sustainable Acoustics (Peter Rogers, Managing Director: QQ 173–182)

LIC0172

Telford and Wrekin Council

LIC0057

Thomas and Thomas Partners

LIC0131

TLT Solicitors

LIC0112

UK Health Forum

LIC0035

UK Music

LIC0096

University of Westminster

LIC0137

*

Waitrose (James Brodhurst-Brown, Manager, Regulatory Affairs and Trading Law: QQ 155–165)

Watford Borough Council

LIC0106

Waverley Borough Council

LIC0117

Welsh Government

LIC0102

West Midlands Neighbouring Authority Working Group (Licensing)

LIC0052

*

Westminster Citizens Advice (Richard Brown, Licensing Solicitor: QQ 70–77)

Westminster City Council

LIC0090

**

Wine and Spirit Trade Association (Miles Beale, Chief Executive: QQ 63–69)

LIC0130

Wirral Council

LIC0053

Emily Wolfe and Simon Margetts

LIC0018

Emily Wolfe

LIC0030

James Wood

LIC0010

Worcestershire County Council

LIC0040

**

Working Men’s Club and Institute Union Limited (George Dawson, Union President: QQ 166–172)

LIC0088





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