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Thread #97079   Message #1905476
Posted By: The Shambles
10-Dec-06 - 01:54 PM
Thread Name: UK Licensing Act - another petition.
Subject: RE: UK Licensing Act - another petition.
The full response to the earlier (and well-supported) petition can be see on the following site.

http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page4259.asp

It includes the following undertaking.

We have also given an undertaking that we will review the existing descriptions of entertainment in the Act six to twelve months after the end of the transition period. If the Act has had an unintended, disproportionate negative effect on the provision of live music -or other forms of regulated entertainment-, there are powers already in the Bill to modify the position through secondary legislation.

However we believe that the provisions in the Licensing Act will allow live music and other regulated entertainment to thrive.


Morris dancing and dancing of a similar nature are exempt from the requirement for a licence under the Act.


The Department will also be setting up a forum, comprising representatives of performers, venue operators, local authorities and others whose task it will be to advertise the advantages of the reforms and to maximise the take-up.