Licensing Laws: Birmingham

Home Department written question – answered on 26th June 2012.

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on the number of alcohol licences revoked in (a) Birmingham, Ladywood constituency and (b) Birmingham city council area since the coming into force of the Licensing Act 2003.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Alcohol licensing statistics are not collected by constituency, so they cannot be broken down to the requested level. The latest available information relates to the number of premises licences, club premises certificates and personal licences surrendered, lapsed, revoked, forfeited, suspended or withdrawn within Birmingham licensing authority as a whole between 1 April 2006 and 31 March 2010.

These figures can be seen within the following tables. They include all such authorisations for licensable activities under the Licensing Act 2003 covering the licensing authority.

Table 1: Premises licences surrendered, lapsed, suspended by a court, closure notice, Birmingham licensing authority, 2006-07 to 2009-10
Financial year Surrendered(1) Lapsed(2) Suspended by a court(3) Closure notice(4)
2006-07 30 6 0 (5)
2007-08 7 5 0 0
2008-09 204 35 0 0
2009-10 13 12 0 0
(1) Where a premises licence is surrendered under section 28 of the Licensing Act 2003. (2) Where a premises licence has lapsed due to the death, incapacity, insolvency etc. of the licence holder, as set out under section 27 of the Licensing Act 2003. Excludes instances where a premises licence was in effect for a limited period, but the period has since expired (e.g. one-off events). (3) Where a premises licence is suspended by a court, under section 147B( 1) of the Licensing Act 2003 (as amended by the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006) for the sale or supply of alcohol, following an offence of persistently selling to underage children. (4) Where a premises is prohibited from selling alcohol for 48 hours following a closure notice under s.169A. (5) Unknown (not collected in 2006-07).
Table 2: Club premises certificates surrendered, lapsed, withdrawn, Birmingham licensing authority, 2006-07 to 2009-10
Financial year Surrendered(1) Lapsed(2) Withdrawn(3)
2006-07(2) 0 0 0
2007-08 1 0 0
2008-09 11 0 0
2009-10 9 0 0
(1) Where a club premises certificate is surrendered under section 81(3) of the Licensing Act 2003. (2) Where a club premises certificate has lapsed because it had effect for a limited period, but that period has since expired. (3) Where a club premises certificate is withdrawn under section 90 of the Licensing Act 2003.
Table 3: Personal licences surrendered, revoked, forfeited, suspended by a court, Birmingham Licensing Authority, 2006-07 to 2009-10
Financial year Surrendered(1) Revoked(2) Forfeited(3) Suspended by a court(4)
2006-07 2 0 0 0
2007-08 5 0 0 0
2008-09 13 0 1 0
2009-10 4 0 1 0
(1) Where a personal licence is surrendered under section 116 of the Licensing Act 2003. (2) Where a personal licence is revoked under section 124 of the Licensing Act 2003. (3) Where a personal licence has been forfeited following a court order under section 129 of the Licensing Act 2003 in the time period specified (and where that order has not been suspended, pending an appeal under sections 129(4) or 130 of the Licensing Act 2003). (4) Where a personal licence is suspended following a court order under section 129 of the Licensing Act 2003 in the time period specified (and where that order has not been suspended, pending an appeal under sections 129(4) or 130 of the Licensing Act 2003).

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