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Thread #54636   Message #880890
Posted By: The Shambles
02-Feb-03 - 06:04 PM
Thread Name: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Subject: RE: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Well leaving the exemption in place in 1982 did have some logic. As it did recognise that the other regulation already covered small-scale entertainment. The problems came when cash-strapped councils insisted on the interpretation that the addition of one 'performer' to a duo automatically made the premises unsafe.

Which is why it is so important that the wording of this Bill does support the stated good intentions. No one is suggesting that the intention of the Bill is to damage music making, but the words of the Bill, as they stand, will enable this to happen.

But leaving the current exemptions in place, with the stated objectives of the Bill, has no logic whatsoever and makes a complete mockery of the stated objectives.