Mudcat Café message #827162 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53551   Message #827162
Posted By: The Shambles
15-Nov-02 - 03:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: Queen's speech, and licensing reforms
Subject: RE: BS: Queen's speech, and licensing reforms
Local governments argue that they would like to see the right to impose numbers limits. We don't have that at the moment, apart from special cases like nightclubs where safety issues become important.

Those late nightclubs with loud music and noise may have to have numbers limits, to protect the safety of people using them. But if a pub that's usually open until 11pm decides to stay open an extra hour, why should they need a numbers limit?

"where safety issues become important"????? Are they ever not?

That premises don't have to have safe limit now , does not mean there is a sensible reason why they should not now, if the issue is safety.

The prentence is made that a safe capicity can only be imposed currently by a PEL, which is one of the reasons given for imposing them on premises where live music is to take place. Imposing them on all premises would counter one of the main arguments for additional entertainment licensing.