Clause 110 - The relevant licensing authority

Licensing Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 13th May 2003.

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Amendment made: No. 25, in

clause 110, page 62, line 28, leave out 'Central Licensing Authority' and insert

'licensing authority which granted the licence'.—[Dr. Howells.]

Question proposed, That the clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Malcolm Moss Malcolm Moss Conservative, North East Cambridgeshire

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.

Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

Order. I will invite the Minister to respond to the hon. Gentleman's inquiry, but I must point out that the matter was debated with amendment No. 25. If the Minister wants to refresh the record briefly in view of the comments that have been made, I will permit him to do so.

Photo of Kim Howells Kim Howells Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media & Sport

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.