Select Committee announce Licensing Act inquiry

August 2008

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An inquiry into the impact of the Licensing Act 2003 is to be launched by the Select Committee for Culture, Media and Sport. The Committee is seeking views from interested parties on whether the legislation, which allows for 24 hour opening, has had any effect on the levels of public nuisance, the number of night-time offences or perception of public safety. It also wants to establish the impact the act has had on live music, sporting and social clubs, if it has led to financial savings for relevant industries and whether it has reduced bureaucracy for those applying for and administering licences.

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