Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 31st March 2008.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) on-licences, (b) off-licences and (c) public entertainment licences have been issued in each local authority area in each of the last five years.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport)

The number of Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates issued under the Licensing Act 2003 (the 2003 Act) and broken down by licensable activity as at 31 March 2007 for each Licensing Authority area is available from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport website:


Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment Statistical Bulletin 2006/07.

Prior to the implementation of the 2003 Act, data on the number of alcohol licences and certificates granted and renewed in England and Wales under the Licensing Act 1964 were collected by petty sessional divisions (magistrates court areas) on a triennial basis, in accordance with the three yearly cycle of licence renewals. On and off-licensed premises and other liquor licensing data, by petty sessional division as at 30 June 2004 can be found on Table 9 at this website address:


Liquor Licensing Statistical Bulletin 2003/04.

No data were collected centrally on the number of public entertainment licences issued by local authorities prior to the implementation of the 2003 Act.

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