The Liaison Committee is holding a one-off evidence session on the recommendations of the former Licensing Act 2003 Committee. In the review of investigative and scrutiny committees, the Liaison Committee recommended that the Committee may hold a small number of evidence sessions to follow-up a special inquiry committee's recommendations. This is the sixth such session.
The Liaison Committee will be joined at the one-off evidence session by former members of the Licensing Act 2003 Committee: Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (former Chair), Lord Blair of Boughton, Lord Foster of Bath and Baroness Henig.
Possible areas of discussion are:
- The developments in licensing since the committee reported in 2017.
- The impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) in Scotland and the proposed changes to alcohol duty.
- Key factors the Government considered when reaching its response to the recent consultation on licensing premises airside.
It is anticipated that the Liaison Committee will publish a report on the outcome of the evidence session with a Government response to the report to follow.