Licensing Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 13th May 2003.
If I understand correctly, there is no longer a clause 110. [Interruption.] Oh, it is amended.
When we had the discussion about the central licensing authority, the Minister assured the Committee that in lieu of taking out the amendments that were made in the other place, he would set about putting into the Bill, or into regulations, the setting up of a central register. Perhaps this is an opportune moment to question the Minister as to how far he has got with that, whether we can expect any more detail on how the register will be established and operate, and whether he has had discussions on the matter in the intervening period.
On a point of information, the hon. Gentleman will be pleased to know that we have a seminar with local authorities, police and industry planned for this coming Friday. Details will certainly be released when available.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 110, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.
Clause 111 ordered to stand part of the Bill.