Antisocial Behaviour: Landlord and Tenant

Home Department written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many landlords were prosecuted for allowing (a) drunkenness and (b) riotous behaviour on their premises in each of the last three years for which records are available.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The following table sets out the number of prosecutions and resulting prosecutions for the offence of allowing drunkenness or riotous behaviour in licensed premises under the Licensing (Occasional Permissions) Act 1983. The Licensing Act 2003 repealed the 1983 Act when it came into effect on 24 November 2005 and created separate offences of allowing disorderly conduct on licensed premises and selling alcohol to people who are drunk. Conviction of each offence can lead to suspension or forfeiture of personal licences and a maximum fine of £1,000.

2003 2004 2005
Prosecutions 8 13 10
Of which:
Resulted in convictions 6 6 4

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