Licensed Premises

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Nick Clegg Nick Clegg Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many licensed premises there are in England and Wales, broken down by (a) off licence and (b) on licence.

Photo of Shaun Woodward Shaun Woodward Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Creative Industries & Tourism)

The Licensing Statistical Bulletin published by DCMS in 2004 showed that there were 159,952 licensed premises in England and Wales at 30 June 2004. Broken down, there were 113,370 on-licensed premises and 46,582 off-licensed premises.

Under the former licensing system, premises with an on-licence would usually also include permission to make off-sales. We expect most of these would have converted those permissions to their new licence.

Information for the next Licensing Statistical Bulletin is expected to be collected later this year.

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