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Thread #46702   Message #695057
Posted By: The Shambles
21-Apr-02 - 05:24 PM
Thread Name: UK catters be useful TODAY
Subject: RE: UK catters be useful TODAY
I doubt very much if all local authorities are doing much about consistently enforcing the present law, Shambles. If they were it would probably be better for us, because they'd build up a head of steam. It's done in a sporadic way, some local authorities, some pubs, and most of the time people shrug it off as a nuisance rather than a menace.

The point is that they all believe that the law is saying that they should strictly enforce it against public music making. When it does not. The recent ruling seems to have reinforced this and the danger is that those few who may be trying not to see certain events (where are these?), will feel that they will now have to follow suit.

Could it is also be made worse by the proposed legislation intending to have no exemptions? Officers would welcome this simplification and may be anticipating this move, to some degree.