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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Licensing Act 2003 - follow-up

Liaison Committee (Lords)
Licensing Act 2003 - follow-up

Thursday 10 March 2022

Start times: 1.00pm (private) 1.05pm (public)

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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.

Meeting details

At 1.05pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Licensing Act 2003 - follow-up
West Midlands Regional Chair at Institute of Licensing
Partner and Head of Planning at The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors
Licensing Champion and Member, LGA's Safer, Stronger Communities at St Helens Borough Council at Local Government Association (LGA)
At 2.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Licensing Act 2003 - follow-up
CEO at Night Time Industries Association
CEO at UK Hospitality
Alcohol Harm and Vulnerability Lead at National Police Chiefs Council
At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Licensing Act 2003 - follow-up
Minister of State (Minister for Crime and Policing) at Home Office
Minister of State (Minister for Housing) at Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Director and Chief Planner at Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
At 4.00pm: Private discussion
Inquiry Licensing Act 2003 - follow-up

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.


Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

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