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Thread #54636   Message #898182
Posted By: The Admiral
25-Feb-03 - 08:34 AM
Thread Name: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Subject: RE: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Ok, fortunately there's a much clearer report in todays (Tues) Telegraph (unfortunately not online so I can't link it) headlines 'Lords pull plug on rule for unamplified music'. First para; 'The Government was defeated in the Lords last night after Peers backed a move to exclude most unamplified live music in pubs from the provisions of the Licensing Bill. The voting on the amendment put forward by the Liberal Democrats was 151 to 115. Lord McIntosh, the Goverment Spokesman said that he was opposed to the amendment because it didn't give the licensing authorities suifficient flexibility to decide in individual cases'.

We're not there yet but we're headed in the right direction!